So Much To Say – Two weeks SO much Progress

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post, so much has been happening with you…I’m not sure where to pick up, where to start. I have so much to tell you that typing it doesn’t seem to do it justice. 

I haven’t seen you in a while…a long while….

Two weeks ago today you made the move to rehab, from Fredericksburg to Washington D.C. You went from Mary Washington Hospital to NRH. You are surrounded what Scotty calls the “ghetto moat” (I hope you’re safe!)…

I was on vacation when you went to rehab. I was a Smith Mountain Lake.  You were supposed to be there because your family was also vacationing at the lake.  It would have been a perfect week with you there.  I would have been arguing with Josh to take me by boat to see you instead of going fishing….he would have gladly…he loves you.  He may, however, have left me there and not come back to get me, because he’d been fishing! 🙂 

Scotty called to tell me that Annmarie was going home Monday and that you were leaving Thursday! We were so excited and he was nervous about juggling Annmarie with you so far away…but he’s doing a fantastic job.  This move was just what you needed. A fresh start, new minds, new ideas, new treatments. 

In two weeks you have progressed rapidly. You are working on self-care, brushing your hair and teeth, you are helping the aides dress you. You finally get to wear real clothes! 

You are communicating by mouthing words to your loved ones, you told your family you loved them.  Yesterday they capped your traich and you told them your name. 

I can’t wait to hear your voice. I absolutely unequivocally miss you.  I feel lost.  

You are something fierce girl that’s for sure.  This journey is one that I know you can complete you’ll fight this battle tooth and nail, and you’ll come out on top. 



Don’t give up on yourself. Ever. We are behind you every step of the way. Whatever you need. We’ve got you. I’ve got you. Scotty’s got you.  The support that has been overflowing facebook and my phone and Scotty is overwhelming.  People that didn’t even know you want to arrange yard sales to raise money and sell jewelry to help fund your bills and pay for that sweet little girl you have.  You have touched SO MANY lives. 

I have a coworker that is battling infertility and she is reading your blog, she is connecting with your story and you are helping her all because you shared your experience. 

I’m so proud of the daughter, wife, mother, friend and woman you’ve become.  You are greatness and wherever there is greatness there is success. You will succeed love. Just. Keep. Fighting. 

I’m coming to see you soon, I hope I get to hear your voice I can’t wait! 


2 thoughts on “So Much To Say – Two weeks SO much Progress

  1. Amy says:

    Hi Rita- I just came across this blog and just wanted you to know how wonderful it is that you’ve been writing these memories for Kim. She will love it. You’re the kind of friend we all wish we had and could be.
    ❤️ Amy

    • Amy – thank you so much. She means the world to me and I’m so thankful to have her in my life. My writing has slowed down recently, but I hope to stick with it, it’ll be something she can read to Annmarie as she gets older!

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