Friday, August 22, 2008


I am sorry for the delay in this post. I was having some problems with my password to log onto this site to do an updated post! I wanted to let everyone know that my progress as been AMAZING this week. My therapist visited me again on Thursday and I am getting much better at standing. Once I stand myself up I am able to rotate my hips (kind of like doing the hula hoop). I do the hip rotation in order to work on my balance and keeping my body centered. I am also able to unlock my hips and pull myself forward using my pelvis. My progress is coming along GREAT and I can not wait to get to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to further my rehab.
On another note, I talk with Jennifer often and she seems to be doing great! Just the other day she was able to regain a little bit more movement in her hands! PRAISE GOD!! Jennifer is new to her injury and is so much further along than where I was during that same time of my rehab. I know that we will both walk again through faith and through the power of miracles which only God can provide!

Now I am going to share with everyone a miracle which happened last night. I can not explain this or how it happened but you be the judge if God wasn't behind this miracle:
I was laying in bed and having a hard time falling asleep. I dozed off for a few minutes but then woke up again. Staring at the ceiling for some UNKNOWN 4:00 in the morning I turned on the TV?? Who turns on the TV at 4 A.M.??? Once i turned on the TV a show was on the 700 club. This is a religious station that my TV just happened to be on when I turned my TV off last. As soon as my TV came into focus I heard them talking about a girl who had a spinal cord injury. I started watching the show and JUST then the segment started about a girl who was paralyzed in a car accident in Nashville, TN. She was a C-5 quadriplegic and was in very bad shape. I immediately started thinking of my friend Jennifer, this was her injury. I kept watching the show and the young girl went to a rehab center in Atlanta called Shepherds???? WHAT?? this TV show was becoming very very personal all the sudden almost as if I was SUPPOSE to be watching this! The girl started getting better and throughout the entire ordeal she KEPT her faith in God and NEVER gave up in her recover. After a long recovery.....she WALKED OUT OF SHEPHERDS!! On her own two legs with no assistance!
OK.....this was getting weird? I just woke up in the middle of the night and not being able to sleep turned on the TV and it turned onto a girl who was a quad who went to shepherds and started WALKING AGAIN??? really?? Does that JUST HAPPEN!
I immediately thought to myself, "I must meet this girl and talk to her!" So being the detective that I am I pulled up facebook...(at 4:15 am mind you!) I figured there wasn't any young girls in America NOT on facebook so I searched her name....AND FOUND HER!! We ended up talking for quit sometime on the computer. Her story was so inspirational to me and i KNOW that God wanted me to watch that show and that he wanted me to meet her! I thought for sure that she could also help my friend Jennifer because they have gone through the exact same thing. I asked her if I could share her story with my prayer warriors and she said SURE!...this was HER ministry just like this blog is my ministry! I have attached a clip to this video for everyone to watch. PLEASE watch this video and KNOW that God still works miracles! He woke me up at 4:00 AM last night in order for me to meet this girl, there is NO WAY it was a coincidence!



Judy May said...

Nothing you write anymore surprises me--amazes me, yes; surprises me, no. It is so obvious how God is working in your life! Your never ending faith and the support you've received have certainly brought you so far in your journey. My prayers continue on your behalf.

Anonymous said...

I'm at a loss for words after that video. Only a loving GOD could have allowed you to be awake at that exact moment to watch the show. We truly are blessed to call him FATHER, Holy God!
Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your ministry.

Keep the faith,
Cynthia M.

Dave Reed said...

Brent,I hope you are keeping a diary of all these wonderful events to go into your inspirational book that will uplift the Father and all of your readers through your treacherous but miraculous, wonderful story. God is truly working through you.

debbie and jim said...

Brent, I am never amazed at what our Lord can do if we but believe in Him and let him work through us. Thanks for being his messenger to the rest of us. You are a tremendous example of how we all must live our lives, One Step At A Time! I have no doubts that those Steps are coming for you. Keep up the hard but dividend paying work. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Give your Mom and Dad a big hug from us. Love, deb and jim

Kathy said...

WOW! Thank you so much for sharing that video and for continuing to share your story and faith with the world! I can't wait to see you walk. Praise GOD!

Robin and Kathy

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is what dance team are you planning to join?=)What an amazing story...from you waking up to watch this show to her miraculous recovery. I am so excited to see what God has in store for you. Thank you for always giving me encouragement.
Kim and Paul Taksey