Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25, 2010

Wow...what an amazing Christmas. It has been so unbelievable. The true Christmas Spirit has been shown to me each and every day this week. The outpouring of love for the Glover family is just beyond words to me at this point. I pray that the New Year brings many more blessings to them each and every day. God Bless Us All.

Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10 2010

Well, Annika got to come home this week from Children's Hospital. I went out to see them today. She felt horrible. She had been running a fever off and on for the last couple of days. When I first got there her fever was 103.6. Anne had just given her some Tylenol. She rechecked it thirty minutes later. It had come down to 101. She had a call in to Children's. They called her back while I was there. They were concerned that she might have strep throat. They wanted them to take her to her local pediatrician. He sent them directly back to Children's since her fever had been bouncing back and forth. So not much news yet. They were running tests to determine if she had an infection.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Annika...such a blessing in my life.

On October 7th, 2003 the most amazing blessing entered our lives...Annika Rei Glover. DeWayne and I were never able to have children of our own. So, Annika has become the closest thing to being parents we've ever been blessed with. Anyone that knows Annika knows she came into this world as a firecracker...and continues to this day. Her parents have been very dear friends of know the kind that you consider family for about 15 years now.

They are going through the most heart-wrenching situation right now that I believe a parent ever could. Annika was diagnosed on Sunday, November 28th with a brain tumor. She was immediately sent down to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. On Tuesday, November 30th she had surgery to remove the tumor. The surgeon was able to remove 99% of the tumor. At this time, six days later we're waiting on the biopsy results. Hopefully, we will get the results today. I hope and pray as so many others do that it comes back benign. But through our faith and belief in God that He will carry us all through this matter what the results are, we will all persevere together.

I have been so overwhelmed and in awe of the outpouring of love for this family. As Grady said, "There really is good people out there." I am so overjoyed that there are others out there that love the Glovers as much as I do.