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  • “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” –John 15:13  There is an undeniable bond between navy seal team guys.  The depth of the training & trust they have within their community is unstoppable.  Each day I feel deep respect for the scarifies of all those that have served and, especially today, those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  This Memorial Day I would like to dedicate this post to The C4 Foundation which was established in the memory of Navy SEAL Charles Humphrey Keating IV.  Charlie, or C4 as he was known to his teammates, was killed in Iraq during a massive firefight. His heroic actions on that day and throughout the deployment earned him multiple awards for valor, including the Navy Cross. Charlie’s top priority was always his family, whether that was his blood or his SEAL brothers.  CHUCK HEAVY Challenge presented by @C4Foundation  Head over to www.chuckheavy.org to learn more about the C4 Foundation in Honor of Navy SEAL Chuck Keating IV! Join the cause and get yourself a free shirt!  #C4Foundation #ChuckHeavy #alohawarrior
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    “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” –John 15:13 There is an undeniable bond between navy seal team guys.  The depth of the training & trust they have within their community is unstoppable.  Each day I feel deep respect for the scarifies of all those that have served and, especially today, those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This Memorial Day I would like to dedicate this post to The C4 Foundation which was established in the memory of Navy SEAL Charles Humphrey Keating IV. Charlie, or C4 as he was known to his teammates, was killed in Iraq during a massive firefight. His heroic actions on that day and throughout the deployment earned him multiple awards for valor, including the Navy Cross. Charlie’s top priority was always his family, whether that was his blood or his SEAL brothers. CHUCK HEAVY Challenge presented by @C4Foundation Head over to www.chuckheavy.org to learn more about the C4 Foundation in Honor of Navy SEAL Chuck Keating IV! Join the cause and get yourself a free shirt! #C4Foundation #ChuckHeavy #alohawarrior

  •  44,000  424  1 week ago
  • When God spoke to me the word breakthrough for 2020 I initially thought this was geared at Jon’s healing.  Soon into 2020 God revealed more and since I have realized this breakthrough is much larger than that.  I soon started hearing division.  Division between light and dark.  Division between God-driven & self-driven.  Without going into specifics I think we can all agree a change needed to happen.  God is lifting the veil and revealing the darkness & bringing light back to His children.  Earlier this year I shared a bit about Jon’s upbringing and how I know without a doubt God would not tolerate manipulation of His word.  Now we face this on a bigger scale that is being revealed.  This unknown time of what many saw as their foundation is being uplifted.  Similar to the night I got the call Jon was injured.  Life as I knew it had to change to step into what was ahead.  So in this time of breakthrough & transition remember this...God Has Won!
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    When God spoke to me the word breakthrough for 2020 I initially thought this was geared at Jon’s healing. Soon into 2020 God revealed more and since I have realized this breakthrough is much larger than that. I soon started hearing division. Division between light and dark. Division between God-driven & self-driven. Without going into specifics I think we can all agree a change needed to happen. God is lifting the veil and revealing the darkness & bringing light back to His children. Earlier this year I shared a bit about Jon’s upbringing and how I know without a doubt God would not tolerate manipulation of His word. Now we face this on a bigger scale that is being revealed. This unknown time of what many saw as their foundation is being uplifted. Similar to the night I got the call Jon was injured. Life as I knew it had to change to step into what was ahead. So in this time of breakthrough & transition remember this...God Has Won!

  •  46,000  690  2 weeks ago
  • This video shows a few of the exercises I set up this morning in a brain obstacle course for Jon.  I am always trying to keep his brain guessing by switching things up.
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    This video shows a few of the exercises I set up this morning in a brain obstacle course for Jon. I am always trying to keep his brain guessing by switching things up.

  •  34,000  847  2 weeks ago
  • Trusting...I felt a sudden push to share this topic today...trust.  As many are aware there is ALOT going on worldwide.  I am not here to reveal that piece of it all (definitely worth asking questions & doing research) but rather called to bring light to what is to come.  I ask you this, do you struggle with trusting?  Do you feel an internal sign when something doesn’t seem right OR do you tune that feeling out and just carry on.  My family can contest to the fact that I have never been someone that has done things by the book. Actually, quite the opposite.  I recently questioned if falling out of a window at 9 months old shook my brain into waking up from what the “system” has engraved in us all.  I struggle with the words to express this topic but, I want to bring light as we move through this chapter in life to those finding themselves not knowing who or what to trust.  I am here to say: that is okay!  At the same time, trust this, God is the ultimate one to trust.  Lean into Him for deliverance from this time of unknown especially since the information you have trusted may crumble.  Stay connected to God during this transition finding a balance in who and what to trust.  Many times as humans we shift from extremes.  Full in (trusting) full out (not trusting). Work to find the middle ground.  Ask questions, be open and willing to learn, and turn your eyes to God to led your heart.  I know this sounds odd to some but keep this nugget of info close.  There will come a time when it will make sense.  One must trust God’s plan.  God’s timing.  And above all God’s love for His children.  #Together 🎧 @forkingandcountry @torikelly
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    Trusting...I felt a sudden push to share this topic today...trust. As many are aware there is ALOT going on worldwide. I am not here to reveal that piece of it all (definitely worth asking questions & doing research) but rather called to bring light to what is to come. I ask you this, do you struggle with trusting? Do you feel an internal sign when something doesn’t seem right OR do you tune that feeling out and just carry on. My family can contest to the fact that I have never been someone that has done things by the book. Actually, quite the opposite. I recently questioned if falling out of a window at 9 months old shook my brain into waking up from what the “system” has engraved in us all. I struggle with the words to express this topic but, I want to bring light as we move through this chapter in life to those finding themselves not knowing who or what to trust. I am here to say: that is okay! At the same time, trust this, God is the ultimate one to trust. Lean into Him for deliverance from this time of unknown especially since the information you have trusted may crumble. Stay connected to God during this transition finding a balance in who and what to trust. Many times as humans we shift from extremes. Full in (trusting) full out (not trusting). Work to find the middle ground. Ask questions, be open and willing to learn, and turn your eyes to God to led your heart. I know this sounds odd to some but keep this nugget of info close. There will come a time when it will make sense. One must trust God’s plan. God’s timing. And above all God’s love for His children. #Together 🎧 @forkingandcountry @torikelly

  •  29,000  607  4 weeks ago
  • It’s been a while since I have given an update on Jon’s cognitive healing.  I first want to recap the first years after the accident to paint a picture.  As Jon was emerging consciousness it was noted he showed signs of global aphasia.  Inability to understand and communicate on any level.  When Jon was given a pen to write he would scribble followed by a pattern of perseverating meaning when he tried to write it would turn into a long line of jargon.  Following emerging Jon continued to perseverate and lacked the ability to communicate.  Nothing was consistent.  Writing continued to be perseverating scribbling.  Year two a transformation happened.  Through brain rehab that focused on specific exercises to help Jon’s brain heal he started to show signs of healing cognitively.  He still had a hard time with perseveration. (I will do a separate post on how we addressed perseveration and broke that loop). At this time he really didn’t seem connected to life around him.  Not much facial expression and little initiation.  Now year three, this is the breakthrough year.  Jon’s cognitive abilities have magnified.  He communicates to me in some form: gesture, facial expression, words, and short sentences.  When he can’t find the word he will describe it.  On top of that he initiates and makes clear what he wants and needs.  This video might not look like much to some and yes he spells some of the words wrong but all I can say is God is good!  Faith is believing in the unseen.  The day Jon was injured I knew in my gut God had big plans ahead.  I had to stay focused on God and trust the unknown and believe “it was done”. God has gone before us and paved the path ahead.
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    It’s been a while since I have given an update on Jon’s cognitive healing. I first want to recap the first years after the accident to paint a picture. As Jon was emerging consciousness it was noted he showed signs of global aphasia. Inability to understand and communicate on any level. When Jon was given a pen to write he would scribble followed by a pattern of perseverating meaning when he tried to write it would turn into a long line of jargon. Following emerging Jon continued to perseverate and lacked the ability to communicate. Nothing was consistent. Writing continued to be perseverating scribbling. Year two a transformation happened. Through brain rehab that focused on specific exercises to help Jon’s brain heal he started to show signs of healing cognitively. He still had a hard time with perseveration. (I will do a separate post on how we addressed perseveration and broke that loop). At this time he really didn’t seem connected to life around him. Not much facial expression and little initiation. Now year three, this is the breakthrough year. Jon’s cognitive abilities have magnified. He communicates to me in some form: gesture, facial expression, words, and short sentences. When he can’t find the word he will describe it. On top of that he initiates and makes clear what he wants and needs. This video might not look like much to some and yes he spells some of the words wrong but all I can say is God is good! Faith is believing in the unseen. The day Jon was injured I knew in my gut God had big plans ahead. I had to stay focused on God and trust the unknown and believe “it was done”. God has gone before us and paved the path ahead.

  •  45,000  1,098  1 month ago
  • Happy Anniversary to my soulmate. Today we celebrate 8 years! Love you always & forever.
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    Happy Anniversary to my soulmate. Today we celebrate 8 years! Love you always & forever.

  •  115,000  5,691  1 month ago
  • So excited about our new product line that we have worked so hard on!  Today Id wanted to continue the discussion on #CBD and all the awesome things that we have witnessed from using this new line that Jon and I have come together with @bcrawforddc, @dr.kyledaigle, and @cdrmrk to help those suffering from so many different things.  In this video @bcrawforddc discusses his personal story about using our new #staystrongjonnygrantcbd products and why these products are superior to others on the market.  He also discusses dosages and where he suggests to begin for most of his patients.  One point that Dr. Crawford really points out is that this is the highest dose, broad spectrum product on the market.  And that has really been a game changer for his own son, himself and his patients.  This is not an isolate or a distillate - but a broad spectrum product; meaning it contains ALL of the beneficial plant extracts (minus the THC). This is so important!  Theres truly nothing else like this on the market!  I cant wait to hear all of your stories and testimonies from using our new #staystrongjonnygrantcbd product line!
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    So excited about our new product line that we have worked so hard on! Today Id wanted to continue the discussion on #CBD and all the awesome things that we have witnessed from using this new line that Jon and I have come together with @bcrawforddc, @dr.kyledaigle, and @cdrmrk to help those suffering from so many different things. In this video @bcrawforddc discusses his personal story about using our new #staystrongjonnygrantcbd products and why these products are superior to others on the market. He also discusses dosages and where he suggests to begin for most of his patients. One point that Dr. Crawford really points out is that this is the highest dose, broad spectrum product on the market. And that has really been a game changer for his own son, himself and his patients. This is not an isolate or a distillate - but a broad spectrum product; meaning it contains ALL of the beneficial plant extracts (minus the THC). This is so important! Theres truly nothing else like this on the market! I cant wait to hear all of your stories and testimonies from using our new #staystrongjonnygrantcbd product line!

  •  4,000  156  1 month ago
  • I’m excited to now be launching this new CBD label that has helped Jon on our journey. I’ve teamed up with a few of the functional neurologists that have played a huge role in Jon’s healing @dr.kyledaigledc @cdrmrk @bcrawforddc to create StayStrongJonnyGrant CBD.  Our hope is this will help many others like us!  Throughout this journey I have advocated for less medications and a more holistic approach believing that God has created natural remedies to help support healing in the form of foods & plants.  CBD was something I advocated for from the beginning of our journey but, like most things, it wasn’t allowed in the traditional healthcare system.  Instead, Jon’s list of pharmaceutical drugs continued to increase causing more chaos within his compromised neurological system.  As soon as I got Jon home one of my primary goals was to begin the process of tappering off the stack of medications.  It wasn’t an easy process but, with the support of Jon’s primary care, we accomplished our goal.  During this process of eliminating I felt called to bring CBD into the picture. I strongly believe CBD helped tremendously during this transition and continues to play a key role in his life. Granted, I was picky when it came to which CBD.  I didn’t want to put just anything in Jon’s body.  Throughout this journey I have realized the importance quality of what is put inside and on Jon’s body is KEY!  My personal successful experience with quality CBD has led me to this product. My hope is that use of this product will provide life changing benefits to others as it has Jon.  #StayStrongJonnyGrant CBD is now available.  To find out more:  www.staystrongjonnygrant.com
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    I’m excited to now be launching this new CBD label that has helped Jon on our journey. I’ve teamed up with a few of the functional neurologists that have played a huge role in Jon’s healing @dr.kyledaigledc @cdrmrk @bcrawforddc to create StayStrongJonnyGrant CBD. Our hope is this will help many others like us! Throughout this journey I have advocated for less medications and a more holistic approach believing that God has created natural remedies to help support healing in the form of foods & plants. CBD was something I advocated for from the beginning of our journey but, like most things, it wasn’t allowed in the traditional healthcare system. Instead, Jon’s list of pharmaceutical drugs continued to increase causing more chaos within his compromised neurological system. As soon as I got Jon home one of my primary goals was to begin the process of tappering off the stack of medications. It wasn’t an easy process but, with the support of Jon’s primary care, we accomplished our goal. During this process of eliminating I felt called to bring CBD into the picture. I strongly believe CBD helped tremendously during this transition and continues to play a key role in his life. Granted, I was picky when it came to which CBD. I didn’t want to put just anything in Jon’s body. Throughout this journey I have realized the importance quality of what is put inside and on Jon’s body is KEY! My personal successful experience with quality CBD has led me to this product. My hope is that use of this product will provide life changing benefits to others as it has Jon. #StayStrongJonnyGrant CBD is now available. To find out more: www.staystrongjonnygrant.com

  •  40,000  916  1 month ago
  • As a world, sitting in this space of unknown, more than ever draw closer to the faith & trust that right here, right now, is only temporary.  During this journey with Jon I tried to stay focused in this knowledge and, in doing so, the progress proved itself.  The key is surrendering to the fact that in this moment we are exactly where we should be and trusting that God will show the way ahead.  I share this as we all sit in a space of something like we have never experienced before.  But, trust, this space and time is temporary and the strength & light that will prevail will be well worth it.  #staystrongjonnygrant
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    As a world, sitting in this space of unknown, more than ever draw closer to the faith & trust that right here, right now, is only temporary. During this journey with Jon I tried to stay focused in this knowledge and, in doing so, the progress proved itself. The key is surrendering to the fact that in this moment we are exactly where we should be and trusting that God will show the way ahead. I share this as we all sit in a space of something like we have never experienced before. But, trust, this space and time is temporary and the strength & light that will prevail will be well worth it. #staystrongjonnygrant

  •  70,000  2,711  1 month ago
  • I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  I think we can all agree there is a lot going on in the world right now.  As we were approaching 2020 I felt God speaking heavily on the breakthroughs ahead not only in Jon’s journey of healing but in the world as one.  I don’t know everything that is taking place but I want to tell you this, light is emerging from darkness. This world is heading towards a breakthrough.  I believe God has a big plan ahead.  The big division I keep hearing lays on the two things  Self-driven  God-driven  These two ways will become more and more clear moving forward.  #MyTestimony 🎧 @elevationworship
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    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I think we can all agree there is a lot going on in the world right now. As we were approaching 2020 I felt God speaking heavily on the breakthroughs ahead not only in Jon’s journey of healing but in the world as one. I don’t know everything that is taking place but I want to tell you this, light is emerging from darkness. This world is heading towards a breakthrough. I believe God has a big plan ahead. The big division I keep hearing lays on the two things Self-driven God-driven These two ways will become more and more clear moving forward. #MyTestimony 🎧 @elevationworship

  •  39,000  834  1 month ago
  • ❤️❤️❤️ Jon’s ready to be able to do it all! There is no limit for him. Run before walk. Breakthrough.  #staystrongjonnygrant
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    ❤️❤️❤️ Jon’s ready to be able to do it all! There is no limit for him. Run before walk. Breakthrough. #staystrongjonnygrant

  •  70,000  1,808  2 months ago
  • How are you doing in the midsts of the worldwide pandemic? Honestly, I just want to wrap my arms around the world.  The unknown always reveals the depth of our soul and brings up many emotions.  To be honest, having to just be present has been a key component in this journey.  It isn’t easy to step into the unknown world especially when the unknown involves stepping away from a job.  I have been there.  It’s not a settling transition but I tell you this, God will provide.  I believe some of the most darkest moments become the biggest blessing. This season will pass and life will continue on, but in this space of unknown look to the stories of the Bible and draw strength knowing God has His hands in everything.  Trust He has set the path before us.  Aside from judgements of political views and agendas, I believe we can all agree this virus is a big deal.  Especially for those compromised like Jon. I feel God is speaking to the world to go back to our roots of home and family.  He wants us to look beyond our worldly desires which are being taken away on all levels around the world.  God is forcing us to just be.  That being said, I ponder back to the unity of family.  I feel more than ever this is a time we all should be there for each other.  I would also like to share how this chapter of just being “home” has become a blessing for us.  I feel stepping away from all appointments and finding grounding at home, Jon has taken another leap forward.  Literally he has shown me that inner navy seal physical strength.  In the past he would ride his bike at a moderate resistance, but now, oh he wants the highest there is.  Side note I can’t even do resistance 2.  He’s doing resistance 16 for 45 minutes.  I asked him today, “How long do you feel until you will walk?” His response.  Run.  #staystrongjonnygrant
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    How are you doing in the midsts of the worldwide pandemic? Honestly, I just want to wrap my arms around the world. The unknown always reveals the depth of our soul and brings up many emotions. To be honest, having to just be present has been a key component in this journey. It isn’t easy to step into the unknown world especially when the unknown involves stepping away from a job. I have been there. It’s not a settling transition but I tell you this, God will provide. I believe some of the most darkest moments become the biggest blessing. This season will pass and life will continue on, but in this space of unknown look to the stories of the Bible and draw strength knowing God has His hands in everything. Trust He has set the path before us. Aside from judgements of political views and agendas, I believe we can all agree this virus is a big deal. Especially for those compromised like Jon. I feel God is speaking to the world to go back to our roots of home and family. He wants us to look beyond our worldly desires which are being taken away on all levels around the world. God is forcing us to just be. That being said, I ponder back to the unity of family. I feel more than ever this is a time we all should be there for each other. I would also like to share how this chapter of just being “home” has become a blessing for us. I feel stepping away from all appointments and finding grounding at home, Jon has taken another leap forward. Literally he has shown me that inner navy seal physical strength. In the past he would ride his bike at a moderate resistance, but now, oh he wants the highest there is. Side note I can’t even do resistance 2. He’s doing resistance 16 for 45 minutes. I asked him today, “How long do you feel until you will walk?” His response. Run. #staystrongjonnygrant

  •  43,000  1,093  2 months ago
  • Hard to believe the current worldwide crisis.  I am hearing more often this is such an unknown time in the world.  If you go back a couple posts I share my outline of  finding peace in the unknown.  This topic is very close to my heart. As we all seek answers remember it’s in the unknown that growth happens.  We have to surrender to the process, trust in God’s plan, and have faith in the unknown.  I want to share one of the darkest unknowns in our journey.  Before getting Jon home we hit rock bottom.  All things from all directions were working against what the Lord was guiding me to do.  If Jon stayed at the facility he would have died and I don’t say that lightly.  He was refusing water, food and medications.  He was peeing dark red blood.  For the life of me it felt like no one else saw this as life or death other than me.  Since I was restricted by visiting hours I was unable to be there with Jon until 4pm and you better believe I was there at that time if not earlier.  During this darkness I vividly remember how I kept myself grounded.  During my drive to the facility, 30 minutes from my parents home, I listened to the following handful of songs by @plumbmusic.  It lifted me, supported me and grounded me in the truth of God!  Beautiful Broken  I Can Do This  Crazy About You I’m Not Alone God Help Me  I felt called to share these songs today as the world faces the unknown. I hope they might lift your spirits and bring you hope.  left 📷 March 2018 right 📷 March 2020  swipe right 📷 March 2018
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    Hard to believe the current worldwide crisis. I am hearing more often this is such an unknown time in the world. If you go back a couple posts I share my outline of finding peace in the unknown. This topic is very close to my heart. As we all seek answers remember it’s in the unknown that growth happens. We have to surrender to the process, trust in God’s plan, and have faith in the unknown. I want to share one of the darkest unknowns in our journey. Before getting Jon home we hit rock bottom. All things from all directions were working against what the Lord was guiding me to do. If Jon stayed at the facility he would have died and I don’t say that lightly. He was refusing water, food and medications. He was peeing dark red blood. For the life of me it felt like no one else saw this as life or death other than me. Since I was restricted by visiting hours I was unable to be there with Jon until 4pm and you better believe I was there at that time if not earlier. During this darkness I vividly remember how I kept myself grounded. During my drive to the facility, 30 minutes from my parents home, I listened to the following handful of songs by @plumbmusic. It lifted me, supported me and grounded me in the truth of God! Beautiful Broken I Can Do This Crazy About You I’m Not Alone God Help Me I felt called to share these songs today as the world faces the unknown. I hope they might lift your spirits and bring you hope. left 📷 March 2018 right 📷 March 2020 swipe right 📷 March 2018

  •  63,000  1,094  2 months ago
  • “There is a place of stillness that allows God the opportunity to work for us and gives us peace. It is a stillness that ceases our scheming, self-vindication, and the search for a temporary means to an end through our own wisdom and judgment.  Instead, it lets God provide and answer, through His unfailing and faithful love, to the cruel blow we have suffered.  Oh, how often we thwart God’s intervention on our behalf by taking up our own cause by striking a blow in our defense!  May God grant each of us this silent power and submissive spirit.  Then once our earthly battles and strife are over, others will remember us as we now remember the morning dew, the soft light of sunrise, a peaceful evening breeze, the Lamb of Calvary, and the gentle and holy heavenly Dove.” A. B. Simpson
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    “There is a place of stillness that allows God the opportunity to work for us and gives us peace. It is a stillness that ceases our scheming, self-vindication, and the search for a temporary means to an end through our own wisdom and judgment. Instead, it lets God provide and answer, through His unfailing and faithful love, to the cruel blow we have suffered. Oh, how often we thwart God’s intervention on our behalf by taking up our own cause by striking a blow in our defense! May God grant each of us this silent power and submissive spirit. Then once our earthly battles and strife are over, others will remember us as we now remember the morning dew, the soft light of sunrise, a peaceful evening breeze, the Lamb of Calvary, and the gentle and holy heavenly Dove.” A. B. Simpson

  •  35,000  672  2 months ago