Monday, July 20, 2015

Be Brave Baylee

 Yesterday Mr. Nielson and I went to the
University of Utah Burn Center in Salt Lake City. 
 We went to visit sweet 15 year old Baylee Hoalridge and her family.  
Baylee is still heavily sedated with burns over 50% 
of her body after a UTV accident over the 4th of July weekend.  
She is strong and doing well considering her injuries and her circumstances.
We visited with Baylee's sweet family in the Burn Center family room.  
My heart aches for the family.  
The waiting, the pacing, the helplessness, frustration and confusion
that they are feeling is something I understand. 
I wish I could take it away for them and
take away the pain and long days ahead for Baylee.  
But I know that these experiences make the human spirit stronger and braver. 
 These types of injuries and tragedies can make or brake someone, 
and I know Baylee will take this experience and own it.  
I can sense it from her as she lays peacefully in her bed healing away. 
Hopefully she is being prepped by those on the other side for the rest of her journey here on earth.  Lots of pep talks and guidance from her loved ones, because it's going to be a hard road and she'll need all the help she can get.
And one day down the road when she has healed body and mind, 
she will be the one comforting loved ones of burn survivors like I 
am doing now.  That's what is expected of survivors, that's what we do.
I know that God is in control and comforts any pain and hurt.
  It takes a lot of work and lots of faith.
I want the Hoalridge family to know that sometimes our hardest most
 painful challenges often times turn into our greatest blessings. 
 I know that is true for me, and possible for all.
I just want to thank publicly the AMAZING doctors and nurses
who are saving and supporting Baylee (and others) at this time.
You guys are hero's.
Please pray for Baylee.  You can check her facebook page HERE