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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Friday, October 12, 2007

Day 21

I talked to Courtney for about 10 minutes today. I doubt she’ll remember it. I saw her for about 5 minutes today. I know she won’t remember it. I suppose the greatest blessing of the last 3 days or so is that she probably won’t remember much of what transpired. That’s good. She’s said from the beginning that she wishes she could just sleep through it all and wake up when the whole ordeal is over.

I only wish she could be out of the hospital to witness all of the wonderful service being offered on her behalf. (Except that it would probably make her cry and she hates crying.) Yesterday, Amy Pennington dropped off our Courtney’s Angels T-shirts. They’re awesome. I’m still amazed at how quickly those were created and delivered. Today I stopped by at the tail end of the blood drive. Thank you Michelle, Amy, Maclaine, Doug and all of those who were able to donate and to all those who would if given the opportunity. The man from the donation center commented that is was a great turnout! Twenty-seven pints of blood were collected, and eleven more tried! They’re planning on having another one in January. Hopefully this trial will be over with by then, but it’s still a great opportunity to give.

Again, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Aidan was back to his normal self today, while Emma, though not throwing up as much, is still fighting this crummy virus. Hopefully she’ll be well enough to go to Celebrate Roanoke tomorrow. I tried to get her excited about the fireworks, but she said, “They’re too loud.” I think she’ll enjoy them anyway. It’s kinda hard having fun, know what Courtney’s going through and knowing how much she’d want to be with us. But I also know that she wants the kids to be able to do all the things they would normally be doing. So, were trying our best to keep the routine. It’s amazing how they’re coping. I know how much they miss her, but they’ve been so mature about it. They just keep hoping she’s home in time for Halloween. But they understand that she just has to stay there until the doctors and medication are able to make her better. Once again, I truly believe prayers are being answered on their and Courtney’s behalf.


comical5 said...

I just wanted to let you guys know that we successfully completed day 1 of the Lost Creek garage sales and we are about to start day 2. Thanks to all the generous donations and service, we raised over $900 on day 1. We are so pleased with the results. Today the Young Women will be doing a bake sale along side us, so we are very opptimistic that we will easily cross the $1,000 mark for this weekend.

We hope that today is a better day for you! We are constantly thinking of you all!

Love, Emily & family

The Goofy Goggins said...

Courtney, Todd & the kids,

We hope today is a better day for you guys!

We are thinking about you everyday, and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and think positive. You can get through this!

With love & support,
Jessica & JP (and family)

crys said...

Sniff, sniff. Courtney and family- I pray for you every night and hope that the days pass by quickly until you are all together again. So glad you have the support of family and friends.

Jenny said...

Today was such an amazing day! After recovering from yesterday's voluntary blood loss, I was at Courtney's booth this afternoon and it was so amazing to see all of the love and support the community poured out to her.

You hope nothing like this ever happens, but I know that when it does Heavenly Father gives everyone a chance to serve and give freely of themselves. I am so grateful that I am surrounded by such amazing spirits, we are truly blessed.


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