I am breathing a sigh of relief, although I still have to get through work today. In a way, my first day back in the office yesterday was a relief because having mounds of work to do and a plethora of people who all needed a piece of me kept me from dwelling on things. And it was good to be around other people and to interact, laugh and talk and joke. One more day to get through, hopefully with a lot of checkmarks on my To Do list, and then its the weekend. Weather forecast says tomorrow might be riding weather! I think a long ride on the river is just what the doctor ordered for this tired mom.
Speaking of tired and speaking of moms, if anyone here follows Anissa Mayhew's blog, you probably know about Anissa's stroke. For those of you who don't, Anissa is a well-known long time Mommy blogger. She originally started her blog when her daughter Peyton was diagnosed with Leukemia. Peyton is doing very well these days, but 92 days ago Anissa suffered two strokes and has been in the hospital and then in a rehab center ever since, slowly regaining strength, the ability to talk, sit up, and move about. Her husband Peter has been updating her blog as frequently as working, parenting the kids and spending time every day with Anissa would allow. This is a truly amazing family, and this couple's love for one another shows in every word. Anissa's getting ready to come home, a step which her husband and children are so very excited about. She will still require outpatient treatment, but the family's copay for 40 days of outpatient treatment will be $100 a day. This is not a wealthy family, like many American families (me included) they're probably a paycheck away from the cliff's edge. Peter has asked their friends if 400 people could send them $10 apiece via paypal, which would cover every single day of Anissa's outpatient therapy.
I'm not in the habit of asking people for money, and I'm not really asking you for it now. But if you follow the link above to Anissa's blog, you can read her story, and if it moves you the way it has moved me, maybe you would feel up to clicking on the Paypal link that Peter has provided and show little tiny bit of love for these folks.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and that you get a chance to do something you really enjoy.