Saturday, March 26, 2011


I am so happy to let you guys know that Charlie is doing WONDERFUL.   

The medication has totally changed his life so far!  He is working as a line chef (he studied at Cordon Bleu to be a chef) at a very high end (interpret as ridiculously expensive) restaurant here in the Keys and loves it.  He is happier and healthier than I have seen him in YEARS.

God is GOOD to me and my child!  Your prayers have been heard and for that I will always be grateful!

Of course you can't help being cautious - just waiting for the shoe to fall - but he is determined that he is done with that life.  All I know is that I am living one day at a time and am enjoying seeing the clarity in my sons eyes... the strength in his gait... the sincerity of his smile.  Yes.... it's all good.


  1. Elena, I know your joy and happiness as you wrote this post, I can feel it! I am soooooo happy for Charlie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God is good all the time and always listens to a mother's cry, always. Someday I will give Charlie the biggest hug ever!!!!! Please tell him I love him very much.

  2. Elena
    So happy to hear such good news.
    One day at a time. God is good.

  3. Congrats to Charlie for a successful outcome to what I am sure was an extremely difficult task!
    Kudos to you Elena for standing up tall under such crushing motherhood fear, anxiety and heartbreak. It is wonderful news I am very happy for your whole family! As the first poster said I too, can FEEL your is just bouncing off of you :) All my best wishes and good thoughts for continued success!
    love n hugs,

    PS...please know that just because I haven't been posting all along this journey, you, charlie and your family have been in my thoughts and heart!

  4. Praise Jesus!! What wonderful news, Elena!! All the joy of Keys 4 Art AND Charlie joy, too!!