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31 Days

It took us that long to get out of the hospital, but Friday night, late in the pouring rain that’s hitting everywhere it seems, we transitioned to a new facility.

It’s not going to be Anissa’s first choice.

I’ve prayed on this one like you wouldn’t believe.

I think it’s what she needs for several reasons.

Comfort is not what she needs right now, it’s love and caring.

This place she’s at, is not neccessarily the prettiest, it does, however, have what she needs right now, I think:  Soul.

The physical therapist looks uncannily like Anissa’s mom, and I think that will work for her.  Also, when we described our situation to her, and how important she is to our 3 little kids, She looked Sandi dead in the eye and said she’d give Anissa everything she’s got.

It’s THAT attitude she needs now.


Basically, I’m concerned about depression at this point.  I backed out of taking Rachael up there the other day.  I’m doing it this morning instead.  Anissa has been extremely weak, and I didn’t want to see Rachael crushed.

So I just broke the news to Rachael that we’re going this morning.  Rachael is the definition of absolute joy.  Yes, I’m a doting father, but if you met her, you’d agree too.  She’s got a big deep belly laugh that you can’t help but join in.  She’s also Anissa’s little mini-me.

I’m praying that something happens today and Anissa hears that laugh, and it draws her out more.

60 Comments on “31 Days”

  1. #1 missbanshee
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    You all are always in my heart. She’ll understand when she can, Peter. You did what felt right and that’s what matters. Depression is a bitch when you’re also physically compromised. You’re doing SO WELL. You all are.

    All my love.

  2. #2 Ali @PickleSugarPlum
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Just want to express to you that I think you’ve made the right choice in picking a place that would focus on her rehab rather than just making her comfy. Thanks for keeping everyone updated…can’t wait to hear how things went today with Rachel’s visit! HUGS & LOVE to you all!

  3. #3 DesignHER Momma
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    anissa –
    Girl, I’m crazy praying for you every stinkin day. You’re on your way to recovery, I just know it.

  4. #4 Dawn Tucker
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Peter – It’s good to go with your gut instinct. If the physical therapist can provide the caring attitude that Anissa needs right now then I’m sure she’d agree with your decision to put her there. She will want to get back to you all as much as you want her back. She’ll work hard with her rehab and she’ll do it.

    Praying for you all – especially for peace of mind for you as you have to make all these decisions. Take care and God Bless.

  5. #5 millie
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    friend of sharon…..who is praying for recovery!

  6. #6 Corinne
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    So glad you found a facility that you think is best 🙂 Hope all went well this morning.

  7. #7 Lisa in IL
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Anissa is used to being the fixer, the giver, the doer…….now she needs to realize there are lots of others who want to give and do for you all and her! Prayers from around the world because of your blogging will rally the troops and send in the army of prayer warriers needed right now. Our God is a good God and He is holding you all in the palms of His hands.

    Be strong Anissa, be strong Peter and I KNOW things will keep improving!

    I have never met any of you but your strength has changed my life forever.

  8. #8 Diane
    on Dec 20th, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Pardon my grammar, I should proof read my comments. That would be good! Hope that made sense. The line should have read:
    “I hope that us following ‘along’…”

  9. #9 Nicole (SAHM Reviews)
    on Dec 20th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Sounds like you’ve put a lot of thought into finding the perfect ‘next step’ for her. She’s very lucky to have you in her corner.

    Thinking of your family often and praying for the best.

  10. #10 Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
    on Dec 21st, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I can imagine it must have been a tough decision… but it sounds like you made the right one.

    We are praying!!!