Friday, December 21, 2007

(our cat Sade lays in the spot by where John use to sit everyday)

I have received a few e-mails asking me if everything was all right because I have not posted for a few days. Thank you for caring enough about me to do that. It means the world to me.

I have been going to see John at the new Rehabilitation center, and I am just so tired when I get home I have not had enough energy to do anything else . I have been trying to get him settled in. His first few days there were not the best. But they are getting better.

He received his new wheelchair today. He loves it! He was so excited about it. His new chair is motorized and it raises him to eye level. He is not going to be able to get out of bed until after Christmas though because of his last surgery.

He has better cable where he is staying at now, and is thrilled over that.

I am posting John's new address for anyone who would like to send a card. It is: CCS Carbondale
306 West Mill Street
c/o John Zimmerman
Room 6
Carbondale, Illinois


Bobbie said...

John will fly through rehab and be in his home sweet home before long. So glad he is there and starting on his rehabilitation. Merry Christmas to you all and God bless!

suzi blu said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I am making something special for elizabeth but it will be more of a New Years present.

Anonymous said...

Glad John is doing good and you are doing alright! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Donna said...

Does he need anything else besides cards? I would love to send something he could use, but am not sure what that would be! If you couls post a wish list, that would be great !!! But I Can send much love and hugs!!!!

Maija said...

How new is this address, Nita? I sent out a card to him last week to an addy that was in a previous post. If I sent it to the wrong place, let me know - I'd like to send another one out right away!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thanks for the update, Nita. I pray for a blessed and peaceful Christmas for all your family.

red tin heart said...

maija: this is the newest address. if you sent it to the other one they will forward it. thank you for thinking of john. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

suzi: elizabeth says "she loves you" me too. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

bobbie: merry christmas to you too. i think he will fly through rehab too. i can't wait until he is home i have missed him so much. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

mon@rch: thank you very much. happy holidays to you to. ~nita~
hope you get to see alot of neat birds over christmas.

red tin heart said...

susan: thank you for your prayers dear friend. i pray you have a wonderful christmas. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

donna: I called John and asked him what is on his wish list, this is it for anyone else who wants to know as well:
chocolate covered peanuts, white chocolate prezels, gift cards to sears and wal-mart, loves music cd's , country, older rock, christian.
He also loves action movies. like Steven Seagel.
Thanks for everyone else who has asked what they can get John througfh e-mails. Love Nita

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Nita,
Happy to hear John got his new wheelchair and will be able to get up soon after Christmas! Thinking of your family at this difficult time of year!

Mary said...


I'm glad you are OK and John is settling in - with new WHEELS!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Michelle said...

That's wonderful news that John is doing better. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.


Donna said...

Thanks for the list!!!! love and hugs sweetie! Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Dear Nita:

My Christmas prayer for you & your family is that God will fill your hearts with love, peace, comfort and unfailing hope for the future.

May you all feel His arms wrapped tightly around you as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord.

Blessings & prayers,

tangled stitch said...

Blessings to you and John and your kids for Christmas and a Happier, Healthier, more prosperous New Year.

See you soon my friend. Enjoy the day.

My Treasure Barn said...

I am so happy he got a new chair and that he has better cable. Nice to pass the days with. I am so pleased that he is getting ready to come home soon.

Thanks for the new address.

Love you kitty. I am a kitty addict. I have always had a kitty. I had two but Sara passed away in APril. She was 14 years old. Now i just have one Schvartzi is his name. What is your kittys name.
Take care and get some rest Nita.
May God Bless you and your family

Laura said...

I hope you are soon together again. My cat (Merlin, aged 14) wanders through the house, calling for Leonard, and it breaks my heart. I am hoping you have peaceful holidays.

red tin heart said...

robin: thanks. he will be so happy when he is able to get up. he has been a little down because not being able to get out of bed. have a merry christmas and a happy new year to you dear friend. love nita

michelle: i hope you have a merry christmas too. and thank you. xoxo nita

mary: thanks. he loves the new wheelchair. he can't wait to drive it around. you have a merry christmas. NITA

red tin heart said...

laura: i hope the lord will give you peace this holiday. i wish i was there so i could give you a big hug. i am sending loving thoughts your way. love nita <3

red tin heart said...

donna: i pray god blesses you with love these holidays and with whatever your heart desires. love nita

red tin heart said...

Kathy: you made me cry when i read this because it is so beautiful. thank you and i pray god's arms are wrapped around you too dear heart. love nita

red tin heart said...

patti: his name is sade. when we first got him, "at the rummage sale" ha! we didn't know he was a boy. so we called him sade after john's pet horse that he had as a child. then i gave him the middle name of "eileen" after one of my sisters. so, it is "sade eileen" when he is a bad kitty. which is very rare.
he is the best cat i have ever seen in my life.
i pray god gives you peace on this holiday my dear friend and please know how much you are loved. i am sorry to here that one of your kitties passed away. that is hard. we lost 2 of our dogs this Summer and it was hard. love you patti. xoxo nita

The French Nest said...

Hi Rita,

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you all the very best for 2008, and I wish John a speedy recovery!

xo Kate


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