Prayers for Roger: Stefani’s Update (1/4/14)

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Fox 8′s Stefani Schaefer gave an update on her journey after her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury more than a year ago.

Roger was hurt when he fell off scaffolding at a job site.

Stefani posted the update on her Facebook fan page Saturday.

For additional updates on Roger’s recovery and their journey, click HERE.

“I fall, but I always rise. I screw up, but I look for the lesson. I’ve been hurt, but I’m still here. I’m a person who is far from perfect, but I’m always always thankful. Because I’ve learned to recognize the beauty in the struggle… in the journey.” Jim Willett

I love to share these quotes with you and have for the last several months. Many of them help me as I struggle through each day – and I share them in hopes that some of them hit home or spark a bit of hope in each of you. Some of them are just powerful words that might apply to something small in your life… or big. (A daily task or a life changing move) I’ve realized that one post a few months ago made someone read WAY too much into it. I’m sorry for them that it did. I hope we can all look at these inspiring words and apply them to our own life… and not think I am trying to secretly live out my life through them! As I mentioned, many help boost my sadness and help me along my journey. As I know, we are all experiencing those journeys… big and small. It’s all relative. If a struggle seems small to someone else… it’s not their struggle – its yours and the effects on you and your family can seem great.

I have not updated you on Roger lately, because as I’ve said, it’s just too difficult to talk about. For so long, I felt that with God’s help, we were going to make him better and fix this. I see now, nearly two years later, so many things are out of our hands. The heartache and sadness and sleepless nights continues for all of us. I am working hard on learning the skill of accepting what is and what has been given. I still many days cannot wrap my head around what has happened – but now my attention and focus has shifted to helping our children as they try to get a handle on what has happened… and guide them as best as possible. Their loss in all of this has been monumental – more than words could ever describe. They hurt, they cry, they just can’t make any sense of this. This is such a crucial time for them. As I’ve said before, there is no manual for such a situation that has happened to our family. With God’s guidance, many prayers and support from family and friends… each day is a new day… a new day filled with HOPE. Thank you always for your continued thoughts, prayers and amazing notes back to me. I love to read them – especially during those nights I can’t sleep… you all help me so much! Bless you!!!”

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