Speaking for Myself

Hey all, it’s me, Angie. As most of you know, I lived and from my vantage point, it’s kind of like I took a really long nap and woke up to a whole new body that can’t walk safely, talk long, or eat/swallow the same. The only things I don’t have a recollection of is the weekend before the accident and when I was in a coma and the accident itself. 

Every day I spend 8+ hours in therapy working on my fine and gross motor skills at Hope Rehabilitation Center where Ryne, Nola, and I currently live. Things, like folding laundry and doing my hair and makeup, are challenging for me 

I want to thank EACH of you for lifting my literal life up to our Papa in a desperate plea. I’m forever indebted to each of you individually for taking the time out of your busy lives and personal problems to ask our Papa to find a way to help me live.

As with every post I want to give you each a detailed update of answered prayer and the things I’m still looking for prayer and support in.

Updates:

  • We finally were approved for an accessible apartment and Ryne will be moving our things from our old apartment to the new one on June 1st.
  • I discharge from Hope Networks inpatient facility on June 8th.
  • I have been upgraded from a full-time wheelchair to an (almost) full time standing walker.
  • I plan on walking a 5k with my PT soon.
  • I’m still hurting because I feel my physical has changed a lot but not my psychological hasn’t necessarily.
  • I’m not feeling God’s closeness to me in this, as much as I pray and read His word.

Feel free to email back or text or send me any questions you may have. Right now I plan to regularly update this myself.

With thanks and love to all of you,

Angie

6 Comments

  1. AMY JACOB
    May 23, 2019

    I’m glad you are healing. I pray for you always. It’s great to hear from you. Good Luck in your new home!

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  2. Marilyn Troyer
    May 23, 2019

    Angie, it’s a blessing to see you speaking for yourself! You come to mind often and I’m so grateful for all that God is doing in and through you. I’m sorry that you’re struggling to sense God’s nearness to you in all of this — it seems so unfair. But, also, He is always good. And so it must be that He is doing something in and through you during this challenging time. This article might encourage you in this time of spiritual distance. https://www.ligonier.org/blog/the-dark-night-of-the-soul/
    Sending you so much love from Ohio.

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    1. Mary Moskal
      May 24, 2019

      Hi Angela
      It is so good to hear you sending your message. We are excited for you and Ryne to be in your new place. You are so loved. It is hard to think of you and your daily struggles. Just remember lean on all those people that God has placed in your life to help you and always know God is just a whisper away In the silence of your thoughts he surrounds you and takes care of your needs. Sometimes, we struggle with knowing the reason why things happen in this life as they do. But with time, we can heal. You are here (thank God), you are living this life right now. You are still the absolutely beautiful, intelligent, and thoughtful Angela we saw go from a little girl to a beautiful young women. I am amazed at all you have accomplished in the last nine months. Totally amazed! You are strong and you are someone I am so very proud to say I have had the pleasure to watch grow up and become the person you are today. Keep talking, keep engaged with others in conversation, take a few more steps each day. And you will be amazed where your drive and determination will continue to take you. You are so very loved Angela. God bless you.

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  3. Mary Moskal
    May 24, 2019

    Hi Angela
    It is so good to hear you sending your message. We are excited for you and Ryne to be in your new place. You are so loved. It is hard to think of you and your daily struggles. Just remember lean on all those people that God has placed in your life to help you and always know God is just a whisper away In the silence of your thoughts he surrounds you and takes care of your needs. Sometimes, we struggle with knowing the reason why things happen in this life as they do. But with time, we can heal. You are here (thank God), you are living this life right now. You are still the absolutely beautiful, intelligent, and thoughtful Angela we saw go from a little girl to a beautiful young women. I am amazed at all you have accomplished in the last nine months. Totally amazed! You are strong and you are someone I am so very proud to say I have had the pleasure to watch grow up and become the person you are today. Keep talking, keep engaged with others in conversation, take a few more steps each day. And you will be amazed where your drive and determination will continue to take you. You are so very loved Angela. God bless you.

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  4. Diane storey
    May 24, 2019

    Hi Angie and Ryne,
    I’m Diane, and I am your mom’s cousin. Your grandpa and my dad are brothers. I have kept the prayer chain going and will continue. I am thrilled to hear that you are now adding your words to this blog. I am so thankful that you lived and that you are now able to work hard at rehabilitation. You are remarkable. You have already come so far and I have no doubt that your hard work will bring you to where you need and want to be. Funny that I say that because I have only met you a few times. But I know where your roots are and that is such a good thing. You have an army of prayer warriors send out many, many prayers for you. It’s so good that you are now able to write some updates. Thank you so much for sharing with all. This really made my day. God bless you!

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  5. Denise Hinton
    May 25, 2019

    I was thinking of you and wondering how you were doing now that time has passed. Thank you for the Speaking for Myself update! Love and prayers to you and your supportive people who surround you with love and kindness. Keep the updates coming whenever you feel called to do so.

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