-Written by Anna-
This weekend Mom (and all of us) had the chance to transition to our new environment. I have learned and am learning that the transition is hard even though good! New environment, new routines, new rules, new nurses, new therapists, new doctors. Tomorrow marks the beginning of week number four of learning lots of new things.
My sisters were able to see my Mom settled at the rehab before leaving today and we are so thankful for that gift! They worked hard to get her room to look more home-like and less hospital-like. What a precious gift to have been able to walk through these days together.
Tomorrow marks a new beginning for all of us. My sisters and their husbands have the hard task of re-entering ‘normal’ life. That is always hard after Christmas but especially this year as they left two and a half weeks ago in a matter of hours when the doctors told us to call them in. Pray for them as they go back to work and school this week!
Dad and I begin our new roles tomorrow as cheerleaders and care givers. Pray that Jesus helps us know how to be there for Mom and gives us wisdom, courage, strength and health for these days!
Finally, Mom begins her new role in therapy tomorrow. This will likely be the hardest thing Mom has ever done and if you know my mother you know she is not one to shy away from hard things but she needs prayer as she begins therapy tomorrow. Can you pray for good sleep tonight? For courage and strength? And for continued steps forward?
Jesus continues to meet and use my Mom as a witness on a daily basis! We continue to pray that others will be drawn to Jesus through my Mom’s suffering. That is her deepest prayer. Thank you for journeying with us!