Lately, I’ve been working with my editor/ghostwriter in Cincinnati, “burning the midnight oil” as we’ve shaped my manuscript and made it ready to be passed on to my publisher.

As I have read lots of stories related to the wreck of June 18, 2002 and all the days that followed – written by people from all walks of life with various backgrounds –  I’ve come to realize, once again, that people need people.

Here are some comments a seminary student of BH Carroll in Arlington, TX made after a number of master-level students had finsihed a conference call with me about TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and the church:

Dale Pfefferkorn’s comments: 

 Thank you for introducing Patti to our group today. She is truly an inspiration. In my own walk, I have found people who have been through the greatest “faith tests” have the greatest witnesses, and Patti is no exception! It is hard to imagine all that she had to go through in her rehabilitation. I take so much for granted!

I am reminded of how none of us know what tomorrow will bring, nor what will be expected of us as individuals, as parents, as spouses, as friends. God has a unique plan for each of our lives.

 The question is, are we ready? Do we have what we need? I have felt convicted on a number of occasions to memorize more scripture. When you face a crisis or trauma, you don’t have time to prepare. You may only have the tools you have within you to work with.