-Written by Anna-
We are thankful to have made it through another week. The second half of the week was an improvement over the first and we are grateful! It has truly been a blessing and a gift to have my sister Sarah and her youngest Macie here this week! Mom was so pleased to see them. We have determined that physical, occupational and speech therapy are great but Macie therapy is the best kind to get! We will be sad to see them go but so grateful for having these days together. And we can’t be too sad as tonight my other sister Elisabeth and her husband Ben arrived for a couple of days. Mom asked multiple times today when they were scheduled to arrive. So thankful for family as we walk through this journey.
Thank you for praying with us over insurance and the next step for Mom. Dad was in conversations most of yesterday trying to determine what our options are and has done a great job advocating for Mom. Dad has sent in an appeal but unless we hear differently in the next day or two Mom will be moved on Monday to a skilled nursing facility. Our prayer is that we could stay one more week at Cardinal Hill before moving but we are trusting the Lord on this one.
Today Dad and I were able to visit a couple of different places and we are so grateful to Jesus for providing some wonderful people to help guide us through this process. One of the places we looked at seems like it would be a good fit for our situation so we are thankful. While the ride has been rough at times I think we all have peace that the Lord is leading and He has taken very good care of Mom so far and won’t stop now. If you have ever been in a situation similar to ours you know transition is hard even if it means you are moving in the right direction. We would appreciate your prayers as we anticipate this next move. Thank you for your expressed love through cards, e-mails, flowers, gifts, food, helping clean our house, visits, etc. We are so touched and blessed by the continued outpouring of love.
We would have one request for this coming weekend for those of you who live in the area. In anticipation of our move on Monday and based on how exhausted Mom was today after a hard week we would ask that there be no visits this weekend to allow her to truly rest. As she moves through difference phases of recovery the exhaustion level of interacting has increased. Thank you for your understanding! We are thankful for each one of you!