Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Update

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. I miss Erin. I'm not lonely, but I sure miss my wife. We did everything together it seems like. We had a lot of plans together. So many things are up in the air now. I do not know what the future holds for us and that's tough to think about. I was sitting with Erin tonight and it was almost as if she knew I needed her today. She kind of half way opened one of her eyes. I'd like to think she was listening to be ramble on about the last few weeks, filling her in on the dogs and her friends. Hopefully as this goes on more light will be shed on Erin's condition and the doctor's expectations of her rehabilitation.

12 comments:

  1. Keep faith. There will be days when you feel lonley even though the room is full of people. Erin knows you are there for her even though she can't quite communicate those things yet. Our family member knew everything that was being said around her. There are stages for the healing process and just always remember she is healing on God's time not ours. Prayers for each of you. May the Easter season bring about a resurrection from Erin's injuries

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  2. Unfortunately I haven't gotten to spend much time with Erin for some years now, and I miss her too. I miss her facebook posts, so I can only imagine how you must miss your best friend/ wife. Thinking of all, the laughing till we cried moments we have shared has brought a smile to my face recently.I want to make sure they happen again! Keep thinking of the plans y'all have made, and know that she is too. Love is very powerful, and she knows your there and feels the love. <3

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  3. Dustyn, My son is in first grade at St. George's. He doesn't know Erin, but he came home from school after the chapel where they spoke of her and told me about her. I knew from what he said that she must be special. I don't really know why I'm writing, but I just wanted you to know it's not only the students whose lives Erin touches who are thinking of her, but other St. George's families as well. I was moved by your post tonight, because I can't imagine how it must feel not to be able to communicate with your wife for so long. The Schluter family will continue to pray for you and her, and we'll specifically ask that she wake from her sleep so you two can connect again.
    In Christian love,
    Jan Schluter (mommy of Jason)

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  4. Keep the faith Dustyn, I really feel like Erin can hear you and most def. feel your love and the love of all her family and friends. I can't imagine what you are going thru, but you have been so strong, and all the prayers and support from the people who love you and Erin will keep you strong. May this Easter Season bring comfort, healing and miracles your way. Love you Man
    Peg

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  5. I am here for you anytime you need me, my friend! I know I ask every morning how was Erin yesterday? Dd anything happen? But sometimes I forget to ask about you. You are so strong and positive that we sometimes overlook your pain. I'm sorry for that. The bond that you and Erin have is precious and priceless. I have never known a couple so perfect for each other. She will come back to you. It may not be tomorrow, or next week, or even next month, but stay strong. Love you Dustyn!
    Love,
    Mandy

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  6. I am part of your growing village. I have been following your blog about Erin and praying for you both. I have a friend who's son sufferred a TBI in Dec. His doctors recommended that they read a book called "My Stroke of Insight... A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey" by Jill Bolte-Taylor, Phd. She wa a neuro-anatomist at Harvard when she suffered a brain hemorrage. She recovered and wrote this book about her expriences. I hope it will help you. Remember to post whatever you or Erin need, your village is surrounding you and will help if we know how!

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  7. Thanks so much for the great words of encouragement. I have ordered the book and am looking forward to reading it. I am humbled by everyone's love and encouragement.

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  8. I think and pray for you and Erin daily. Stay strong, for Erin will wake up and you'll have your wife again. Love y'all.

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  9. We know that you miss her. Keeping you in our thoughts, Dustyn.

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  10. Dustyn, I'm not sure of the right words to say, but know that we are thinking of you and Erin each and every day. Only time will heal Erin. I can't say I know what you are feeling but know that we are all here for you. God doesn't give us what we can't handle. You are a strong loving person and in time you too will heal. Everyone is right, you two are a perfect couple. The love you share and the memories and the plans are going to happen. It may not start today or tomorrow but god has a plan for you. We are here for you. Just hang your head up high and know we all love you. It's true what they say you marry your best friend. You need her just as much as she needs you. The dragons are praying for both if you everyday and night.

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  11. Dustyn, your post made me cry. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. Please know that we are continually praying for Erin, you and your families. Sending much love and prayers from Florida.

    ~Jeanette

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