Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Update on Dustin's Crash

Well, it has been just over two years since that horrible day. Dustin was on his way to Chico when he was involved in a horrific accident. We was at the stop light on Hwy. 99 just going into Chico when he was rear ended by a 18 wheeler going 60mph. The CHP said his truck rolled up to 5 times, then came to a stop upside down. The driver of the diesel said he failed to notice the traffic ahead that was at a stop. Anastacia, my sister, came to my home to pick me up, but didn't inform me of the accident. I was told to just get the kids and get in the car. She was talking to her husband, who is a sheriff, on her cell phone getting all of the info on the accident before she would tell me what had happened. I knew something was wrong when she was driving like a crazy woman downtown and onto the highway twards Chico. She said that Dustin has been in an accident. I asked if he was ok, and she said she didn't know yet. Her husband called again and she asked, " How many times did he roll?" That's when I decided it was ok to start flipping out. It took a half hour to go a half mile till we got to the site of the crash. I knew the traffic was so bad because of the crash, and that made it that much harder to just sit and wait. I decided I should call Dustin's mom Angie. I told her that Dustin was in an accident, but didn't know his condition. Right then we drove past his truck. I dropped the phone and started praying. I saw my husbands truck smashed and upside down. The officer on the road told us he went to Enloe. By the time we got to the hospital I was calming down, but when I saw him in the ER I lost it again. He blocked his face with his arm when he started rolling because of all of the glass. Six months later he was still getting glass out of his arm. He is STILL in alot of pain. His legs go numb at night and he can only write or type for ten min. at a time. But...he is still here with us. All of Dustin's grandpa's have passed on, and I told Dustin on Oct. 3rd, 2006 all of his grandpa's were in his truck with him all giving him the biggest hug protecting him. We have been blessed.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Special Day For Joel

Our little Joel Diamond Ford was blessed during Sacrament Meeting in the Oroville 3rd Ward on September 28th 2008. What a special day for him! He had quite the turn out. Family members alone took up the first four rows. Joel would like to give a special thanks to those who helped his Daddy....Grandpa Frank, Grandpa Val, Uncle Jason, Uncle Spencer, Uncle Derek, Uncle Randy, Uncle Craig, and Uncle Jimmy. Joel was very content during the blessing, but thought that since he was up there, he might as well share his testimony with everyone. After church we had those four rows of family come over to our house for dinner in honor of Joel's day. Thank you to all of the family who traveled to make it to church that day! Doesn't he look so handsome!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

They Finally Meet

Sophie and Joseph finally meet Joseph right after the birth. Joseph was really excited. When Sophie walked in the room to see Mommy holding a baby, so froze. Daddy said," Sophie come say hi to your little brother." She didn't move, but tried to hurry out of the room. She was aware that there was a little baby growing in my tummy, but to finally see him, we think it kind of caught her off guard. After a while we got her close enough to really see him, and she finally feld him. After that NOBODY could get him out of her hands.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

And Here He Is....Joel Diamond Ford

Grandma Cliz took the liberty letting everyone know of "another" souvenir we brought back from our trip to Mexico.
Joel is getting a little tired of mom taking so many pictures. But he is too cute!
We think the three pounds Joel has gained went straight to his cheeks.

Are you tired? Me too....

We did it! What a wonderful feeling it was, to have Dustin hold Joel right next to me, and for the doctor who let me have as much time as I wanted to just lay there and take in the moment.What a nice day!