Murfreesboro TN Homes: Be grateful for today. We may not have tomorrow

Be grateful for today. We may not have tomorrow

This isn't my usual blog but I felt I needed to write something.  Six weeks ago I was finishing up my morning devotion and writing in my gratitude journal how grateful i was for my four amazing children when my phone rang.  The call was not about real estate as I had expected.  It was a call that has changed my life forever and made me realize how fragile our  lives are.  

My beautiful daughter Ashlee hit black ice driving to work and her car was thrown into a tree.  She was life flighted to the trauma center at Vanderbilt with extensive injuries.  In the blink of an eye everything I had thought was important for the day, week and even months ahead changed.  The drive to the hospital was the longest drive of my life.  I had no idea if I would arrive to be told my daughter was dead or alive but I knew it was going to be serious no matter what.  When I finally arrived at the hospital we received frightening and very sad news.  My precious daughter was unconscious with life threatening injuries.  She has a broken neck, back, pelvis, shoulder, collar bones, ribs, wrist and arms, two collapsed lungs, shattered kidney, lacerated liver, and brain bruising.  But she was alive!

The condition on the car makes it impossible to believe anyone survived that crash.  In addition to being crushed, it was soaked in gasoline but did not catch fire.  It is remarkable that her body absorbed such trauma and was in a car with glass and metal flying everywhere but received NOT one cut to her beautiful face.  Angels surely were around her during the horrible crash.  Ashlee is our miracle.

After being unresponsive for days that stretched into weeks, she is now awake!  We have rejoiced over her blinking her eyes and following intermittent commands.  We were beyond excited when she puckered her lips for a kiss one day when I told her how much I loved her.  We have had heart wrenching days of wondering when and if she would regain consciousness and many sleepless nights being kept awake by the sound of the ventilator.

But Ashlee is a true miracle and a testament to the power of prayer. Ashlee is fully awake and communicates with us extremely well.  She still has a trachetomy tube and a neck collar but her recovery is remarkable.  She has several weeks to go before her broken bones are healed enough for her to begin rehab to walk again.  But she WILL walk!  God surely has a plan for her to have spared her from such a tramatic wreck and also speed her recovery like he has.  As horrible as this has been I still believe God is good and has a great plan for Ashlee.  Whenever God brings us to something he will always help us through it.  

My real estate career has been temporarily on hold as I have shifted into being a full time mom once again!  We are looking at many months ahead for recovery so i will be working to reach a happy medium of still selling real estate but also caring for my daughter.  I just know that great things are in store for Ashlee and myself!  Please pray for Ashlee's full recovery and strength during what will be a long painful road to get there.  

And be grateful for every minute that you have with your loved ones.  Each day is a gift that most of us take for granted.   




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Comment balloon 17 commentsSherri Berry • February 08 2012 01:58PM


Hi Sherri, This is some great news about Ashlee recovering from that terrible accident. I have been praying for both of you since I received your email awhile back. You can expect a phone call from me by this weekend. I will continue to pray for both of you. Yes, I knew your real estate business was on hold when I noticed that you had stopped blogging during the holidays. I know your KW family will be there for your support too.

In the mean time, Keep you faith in our Lord. Ashlee is a "Miracle".

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 8 years ago


            I had prayed for you because another fellow Tennessee A/R member had told us about the crash. I found this on Jerry;s reblog of it! I am so glad to hear the good news it has made my day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 8 years ago

God bless your family! Prayers sent from Pineville Louisiana!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 8 years ago

Sheri,  I came here from my friend Jerry's post.  My heart goes out to you and your family.  I know prayer is so POWERFUL so our family will be thinking about you and your beautiful daughter Ashlee.   Please keep us posted on her progress.  Ashlee sure has a beautiful SMILE!

Posted by Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator (First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764) over 8 years ago

My husband and I will have you and your family in our prayers. May God continue to bless you as Ashlee recovers.

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) over 8 years ago
What a powerful reminder that family and loved ones should be treasured every moment. Sending prayers your way for continued healing for your daughter!!
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 8 years ago

I saw this when Jerry posted it on facebook. Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you, Ashlee, and her doctors and nurses. GOD IS GREAT! Especially when life isn't! May lives be changed and people come to know Him through this difficult time. XOXO  ♥

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 8 years ago
Sherri- I'm praying for you and your family. One day at a time and God will hold you close.
Posted by Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve! (Keller Williams Prestige Properties) over 8 years ago

I came over from JErry's reblog. What a remarkable story! God certainly has a major reason for her life. The enemy tried to steal her but our God is greater! WOnderful news of recovery and I will personally say a prayer for her that her recovery will be smooth and fast!! Lord bless you all!!

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) over 8 years ago

I found this via Gerry's blog and so thankful he re-blogged it.  You are both in my prayers.  Life can change in a blink of an eye.  Hold that beautiful girl tight as she is truly a miracle. 

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 8 years ago

Makes you realize how precious life truly is glad to hear Ashlee is doing much better.  You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 8 years ago

Sherri I am so so sorry to hear this tradgic news about your beautiful Ashlee. I was wondering where you had been. Here is some sunny prayers coming your way. Keep us up to date on her progress when you can:) Big hugs

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) over 8 years ago

Sherri - I just found out via Jerry's blog.  I can't imagine how difficult this must be for all of you, and I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Posted by Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist (RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY over 8 years ago

HI Sherri, I found you from Jerry's blog post.  I am sure you have have your hands full.  I am so glad she is doing better now. SHe is beautiful

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - over 8 years ago

My prayers are with you and your family Sherri. It's situations like these that makes you even more grateful for life and the wondering familiy and friends who have been there for you. God will deliver your daughter. Hang in there.

Posted by Gloria Walters, PA, Broker Associate - Selling Tampa Bay Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago


We're praying right now for continued healing for your daughter Ashley.  Thanks for posting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Sheri, I was stopping by to contact you to see if you'd be interested in co-hosting an ActiveRain Meet-up. I had no idea that you're daughter had been in this terrible accident. It's been several months now. I hope she is almost fully recovered or at least still moving in the right direction! God Bless!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 8 years ago

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