Day 33 – Approaching the Summit

Hello to all,

If you thought that yesterday’s blog was good news, then you are going to love today’s.  Today there was some more good news.  This afternoon, after 33 days on ICU, Matthew very happily waves good-bye to that floor.  Although Matthew is happy to leave that floor, he was very thankful that the nurses he had watched over him and took good care of him through very rocky days and nights.  We were able to spend most of the afternoon and early evening with Matthew.  The nurse suggested that it would be a good idea if I stayed with Matthew tonight… and Matthew was so pleased that I would be allowed to stay, as he was very coherent in his thoughts today.  So trying to cover all of my priorities, Dan and I got something to eat at Burger King and I am quickly blogging so that I can go back to the hospital and do what Moms do best… love their kids and be there for them. 

A good friend of Dan’s sent this along with best wishes to all of us.  It was so beautiful that we thought we would share it with all of you.  Jessica, you truly have a golden heart yourself!  Thank you for brightening our day!

How fitting that Matthew made such amazing progress yesterday, on the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother, in whom Matthew (and all of us) are so dedicated to Her rosary, that she would shower Matthew with blessings.  What a beautiful way to begin Matthew’s amazing turn-around in his condition.  His vital signs are stable and he is beginning to eat and drink small amounts.  Matthew has always been thankful for one of his greatest gifts from God, his mind.

We love and miss all of you.  May God Bless all of you always!

Forever Grateful,



4 Responses to “Day 33 – Approaching the Summit”

  1. Jed Barton says:

    I guess my prayers were ansered. Guys, this is such wonderful news, i can’t even put it in to words.
    I somehow knew this day would come, and God was certainly watching over Matthew.
    One word to describe it, awesome!

    Your Friend,

  2. Jessica Twite says:

    YAY FOR MATTHEW! And the rest of you! I am so pleased to hear of such great progress he is making. ya’ll are right, ya’lls prayers are being answered and I am so happy for yall. This will be my last reply for at least a week :(. But i will catch up on the blog when i return next sunday.

    OH i am so happy i could make ya’ll happy! it warms my heart knowing i helped make someones day. I dont get that feeling all to often these days. but Talking with dan everyday , and asking how ya’ll are doing it makes me feel good to know things are getting better.

    Good luck , and hang in there matthew! Your doing Great !!


  3. Shirley Dillwood says:

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Such wonderful news. My heart is very happy for all of you.

  4. Anne Marie McDonnell says:

    Wow! This is great news. I just got home to North Providence after a great honeymoon in Ireland. I visited the shrine of Our Lady of Knock in Ireland. Mary appeared there on August 21, 1879 and many cures have taken place there. I’ve been praying for Matthew, and thanks be to God things are looking up! God bless all of you! Mike and I are devoted to the Virgin Mary. We were engaged on the eve of the Feast of the Holy Rosary and always pray the rosary together. We’ll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love and prayers,
    Anne Marie McDonnell Vale

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