Dear Family and Friends:
It has been a very busy week here again!
Jennifer Hill, 30 years young did very well with her quadruple heart bypass and 2 heart valves replaced. Talked to Steven, her husband today and she was released from the hospital today! Wow, what an unbelievable answer to prayers! They are back home in Niceville, FL.
Paisley Lindsey, just 7 years old had her fractured hip set, right and left femurs set and cast, and her right lower leg also set. Grandparents, Diane and Hayes are very grateful for all of the prayers for their grand-daughter following her car accident about 12 days ago. Paisley was able to be released home to her grandparents in Lynn Haven, FL this past Friday. She has a lot of healing, but after meeting her, I would guess that keeping her still enough to heal is going to be her grandparent’s greatest challenge.
Linda Laboe suffered a stroke back in early October. Joe, her husband has literally been by her side nearly every day. Every couple of days once Linda was transferred to the Haven for stroke rehabilitation, Joe would come by for a quick shower, and a hot bowl of soup and sandwich. Each time, he would share with me that she was getting better a little at a time. Per his message yesterday, Linda was able to transfer herself from a wheel chair to a car this week and was able to go home yesterday! Joe will tell you that it has been our constant prayers that have helped his wife progress. He expressed extreme gratitude for all of those prayers.
Sylvia Taylor has been at Covenant hospice for a little over a week. I went by to pray with her. Sharon, her daughter, had to return to Toronto, Canada because her visa could not be extended. I have spoken with Sharon and was able to share with her her mother’s condition. She is very appreciative of the visits and prayers for her mother. Please continue your prayers for both of them.
Sheila Lee, who has MDS, a rare form of bone cancer has been at Select hospital for a couple of weeks now. I stopped by to see her also this week. Up to now, Sheila has not been aware of her surroundings for about a month. Her mother, Carolyn has been staying with us. She, too, had shared with us that the doctors had not given any of her family much hope for Sheila coming out of this coma-like state. When I walked into her room, Sheila looked at me and even with her tracheotomy, mouthed the words, “Who are you?”God is good- all the time! And, Sheila is back just in time for Christmas with her family.
We also welcomed in the family of Beth King this week. Daughters, Carla and Barbara are staying by their mother’s bedside as much as possible in the hospice unit at Covenant. Per Barbara, Beth is in end stage of brain cancer. Please keep her lovely family in your prayers tonight.
We also had the pleasure of Doug Stoltz’s company this week. It seems, Doug’s father, James was also a patient in the hospice unit at Covenant Care. James was just 90 years young. Doug, and his daughter Pam, flew in from Huntington Beach, California to be with James. Pam had to fly back Monday. Doug stayed with us. His father passed Thursday. Doug had to get all of the particulars done for his dad and was able to fly home today. Please keep Doug and his entire family in your prayers also tonight.
Blessings to all of you. IF, you have a Facebook account, please log on for just a few photos of none other that Santa “Dennis” offering his time at a local charity for saving pot belly pigs. Yes, and along the way he (Santa), got to talk to a few children also. Very cute photos!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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