Christmas Update on Blogger Freedom1781’s Husband’s Injuries

Back in November, I wrote here and at PoliNation about one of our blogger friends whose husband needed prayers after a tragic and life-threatening fall.  He had been helping a neighbor on a high roof under wet conditions and slid off with such speed that he destroyed their safety measures on the way down, sustaining critical injuries to his spine, pelvis and one arm.

Many people commented that they would pray for Freedom1781’s husband, and I’m happy to report very good news.  He not only has made great progress in his recovery, but he reports tremendous encouragement and gratitude for your prayers.  He also claims that he’s been aware of many apparently miraculous developments which have helped him on the very difficult road to recovery.  He attributes these to the prayers of family and friends, and he insists that I pass along his thanks to those of you who have prayed for him.  So, thanks to YOU!


Gruntessa and I had the chance in early December to visit their family, since I work frequently in coastal Virginia, where they live.  At that time, he had just been released from the hospital from the first round of surgeries and rehabilitation.  He was in a lot of pain, but he also was suffering from severe cabin fever, so he desperately wanted to visit the Busch Garden’s Christmas Town in Williamsburg with his young daughter and wife.  He could get around in a wheelchair with a lot of help, so we made it happen, and he managed to make it through an entire loop of all the world villages decorated with 8 million lights for Christmas.


One of the highlights of the tour was attending the show, Gloria!, which is a musical stage act of the nativity of Christ.  If you’ve never been, the Busch family still puts on a very Christ-centered Christmas celebration without any political correctness within a few hundred miles of Washington, DC, and that is quite an amazing thing!

Christmas Town

But the best news came just this week, when we found out that Mr. Freedom1781’s hip socket was growing back well enough that the next surgery would attempt a reconstruction rather than a total hip replacement.  The replacement was originally thought necessary because this was a traumatic injury in which his femur punched completely through his pelvis on impact, destroying the joint.  But now, there is hope for a near total recovery.  Thanks for the prayers, Folks!


About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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8 Responses to Christmas Update on Blogger Freedom1781’s Husband’s Injuries

  1. This wonderful news and a testament to the power of prayer. I’m glad you got to visit with him at a time when he was on the mend. Thanks for reporting his exciting progress. I will continue to pray for his continued recovery. Sounds like 2016 will be a very good year for his family. God bless him.

  2. Adrienne says:

    Some good news to start the week. You were so kind to make his Busch Garden visit a reality. Will keep praying for his continued recovery.

    Have you ever read Prayer Can Change Your Life by William R. Parker and Elaine St. Johns? It’s from back in 1991, and I think it’s one of the most powerful testaments to prayer based on scientific evidence. It’s an inspiring read. While not “Catholic” (they even say you can call God whatever you want), when read through a Catholic perspective it’s very powerful.

    That book has a permanent place on my bookshelf, and I keep extra copies to give away.

    Happy 4th day of Christmas, Grunt.

    • And happy 4th day to you, Adrienne! Actually, it was Freedom1781, herself, who made it all happen, and it wasn’t that easy for her! Poor, gal. And with the humorous trickery and deceit about the money exchanging, Mr. Freedom ended up paying for most of our admission! Conservative bloggers are so stubborn and generous. Why is that? 😉

  3. solaratov says:

    Really glad to read this report, Grunt. It’s a real testament to the power of prayer to help and to heal. It is great to hear things like this at the end of what has seemed like a terrible year for many of us. Truly, God’s Power is beyond measure.

    Of course, I am well acquainted with that power as exercised by our blog family…and I still benefit from its power. And I want to – again – thank everybody who prayed on my behalf (and those who continue to pray). I’m still fighting…and have no intention of stopping or of going quietly.

  4. solaratov says:

    Here you are, kids. For your interest and edification………………


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