Dear Family and Friends:
Kimberly Sokolow of Orlando, Florida is hoping to be able to go home very soon. She has been at Park Place Rehabilitation Center here in Pensacola. It is hard to believe she began this journey with us February 20, 2020. Just 52 years young, she has survived the H1N1 flu, Required ECMO (heart-lung assist machine), ventilator dependency, and had to learn literally to walk, talk, and eat again. Per her sister, Donna, she is to be released home hopefully this week. Donna will stay with her until she feels more stable. The entire family is grateful for all the prayers that has been said for their sister, daughter, and wife.
Shirley Oliver of New Brockton, Alabama is doing better per her daughter, Tina. Shirley does require mechanical ventilation at night and when she “naps” during the day. She remains in the ICU at Select Hospital. Because of COVID-19, she has not seen her family since mid-March. But, Tina says “Momma” has been able to face time with her husband, Lamar and all of the children and grandchildren which has tremendously lifter her spirits. We continue to pray that she has a complete recovery from her heart attack early January, 2020. Shirley is just 73 years young.
Chris Hubbard unfortunately had to return to Baptist hospital early this week with increasing difficulty breathing per mom, Kathy. He has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Chris, as you recall is just 45 years young with stage 4 COPD. He has severe asthma and requires oxygen 24/7. His parents live in Hattiesburg, MS. They talk and face time with their son often. Please continue your prayers for Chris.
Progress of 110 West Strong Street has increased! In the Carriage House, construction crews have just about finished installing all of the doors, some of the cabinets, sink and kitchenette cabinets are almost complete, tub and showers are almost there too. In the main house, the downstairs washer and dryer closet drywall is nearly complete, linen closet also. Upstairs, the separation of a sitting room and bedroom drywall has been completed. The rough drywall/studding of another full bath is in. Outside, the old broken concrete is gone. The forms are almost complete for the new parking area. We had landscaping done on the front to pull out old azalea bushes, pampas grasses, and old foliage taken out and sod replaced. Working on an new landscape design for the side and what we want to call a “Serenity Garden” outside the out-patient cancer units is in the works also. LOTS going on! This entire property is one large construction zone! I am including some pictures I took today.
The first picture to me is the most important though. Again, a picture passed on to me from my brother-in-law, Charles. Such a reminder, that “God Has This!”. We must keep our eyes always on His Cross. He is the prize!!!
Blessings to all of you, Love Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis TackettResident ServantMartha’s Vineyard of Pensacola, The Family House850-287-2144Always Call for Availability!
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Dear Family and Friends: