Wednesday, January 26, 2022


I know most everyone here is thankful for a fur baby, canine or feline or others. This was too cute not to share. I love that people dream up these sweet shares. I wanted to put this at the bottom of my post but for some reason blogger was giving me a fit! So I switched it to the top and ta da it worked!

Beth gave me her permission to repost this info about her brother.

 Hi friends and family! I'm going to ask a kind of BIG favor. As many if you know (if not, I posted the end of June) my brother Bob fell backwards on his garage step in May and broke his neck. Not only his, but his family's life radically changed that day, as he is now a quadriplegic. He was healthy, active, athletic, extremely giving, and funny. He now needs to be fed every meal, have his teeth brushed for him, shaved, etc. He was at home, but is now in a specialty hospital getting wound care, from a bed wound, and pain management, from neck, shoulder, and nerve pain. If he's not groggy, and they position his phone just right, he can voice text and call. He's got my sister-in-law, nephew, and niece, but no other family where they are in Nashville. We visit as much as possible, but it's just really lonely for them, and we all feel very helpless. He has not lost his faith, thank God (literally) so he does not look at life as hopeless. He's still Bob!

Here's where the favor comes in. Bob's birthday is February 9th - his first birthday with this new life and not at home, and I thought it would be fun to have a "card shower" for him. If you're willing and able, would you send a card for him? Just a birthday card or an encouragement card, and if you want to include a favorite verse or photo, that's great, too. No money, no gifts, just joy! I've set up a PO Box here and when we visit in February, we'll bring him a box of love and cheer! I've made this public, so if you feel like sharing that's great, if you know children who like to draw pictures, that's fabulous, and if you want to skip the card and just write a note of encouragement, that's awesome, too! Please, if you know anyone who may want to take part, let them know. Here is where to send them:
Bob Derrington
c/o Beth Russo
P.O. Box 132
Old Monroe, MO 63369
THANK YOU, truly, from the bottom of my heart. ❤ 📬


My GBGV Life said...

We didn't know about your brother, how terribly tragic. It must be so hard for him and his family to keep their spirits up. The card shower sure is a great idea!

Brian said...

How horrible for everyone. We all send prayers...and cards.

Brian said...

Sorry, I forgot to say thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Sandee said...

I remember this accident. How terrible. Bless him and his entire family.

Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, Anne. Love and hugs. ♥

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh how terrible! My heart goes out to your brother & his family. My goodness, what a life-altering moment when he fell. *sigh*

Consider it done. A card will go out in the mail to him in the morning. Thank you for giving your readers a chance to bless your brother.

~Andrea xoxo

Mevely317 said...

What a great initiative! I'm happy to join in Bob's cheer team!

Edna B said...

I think the card shower is a great idea. You have a fantabulous day. Hugs, Edna B.

pilch92 said...

I will definitely send a card to your brother. XO

messymimi said...

You are such a blessing to your family to think of this!

Edna B said...

I absolutely love love that kitten photo. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Terra said...

This is a great idea, a shower of cards for him will be a spirit lifter for Bob and his family. I will mail a card in tomorrow's post. I knew there was a reason I bought two boxes of encouragement cards from this week.