"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."
Genesis 50:20 (NIV)
My name is Jeff Huxford. I am a follower of Jesus, devoted husband to Jacqui, and loving father to Jayse and Jenna. I'm a family medicine doctor who retired in January 2012 due to complications from a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Welcome to jeffhuxford.com, the home page for my blog Finding Normal: My Journey to Discovering Purpose. On May 3, 2012, I was in a horrific car accident that nearly took my life. I survived the crash but sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. In this picture, I am standing by the metal pole my head struck during the accident. On that day, my life changed in an instant.
I tossed around the idea of starting a blog for awhile and I finally decided to stop procrastinating and try it. Due to the nature of my brain injury, it's unknown how much longer I will be able to explain what's on my heart and mind so I wanted to get started before it's too late.
Those of you who know me or have known me in the past probably think this is an "interesting" thing for me to do. Those who have been around me for a significant amount of time can hear me using this very word. I frequently say something is "interesting" when someone does something unexpected or out of character. I think after hearing my story you will understand why I am blogging, and it won't be so "interesting."
Four years ago I didn't know what a blog was or why people blogged, let alone be interested in starting one. A lot of things have changed for me since then. I have so many things in my heart I want to share, but I have difficulty expressing these verbally. I began reading blogs and learning some of the reasons people have them. It seemed like a perfect fit for me because I can type what I am thinking. Frequently when I am speaking, I can't think of the correct words or say the wrong ones. When blogging, I can take my time when expressing my thoughts. I have the freedom to erase my words and try again if it doesn't come out how I want. My blog will be the story of relearning and accepting the new me, a never-ending process. It will describe how, through this journey, Jesus is revealing himself in ways I never saw Him before.