Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Where's Annie?

After How are we doing, the question we are getting the most these days is Where’s Annie. Exactly. Where is Annie? I literally have to stop to ask and remind myself some days.

Honestly, the hardest part of all of this has probably been the separation of our family. Especially since we’ve only been our new little family of four for five months. It is hard to be apart. I’m with Libby, then Annie. Hib is with Libby and sometimes Annie, at least for car rides. Hib and I are rarely together. It’s totally nuts.

Right now, I’m spending days at the hospital, and evenings at home with Annie. Hib is spending his nights at the hospital (I knew I married him for a reason) and juggling work during the days. One thing is for sure, we could not do this without the unbelievable family and friends that we have. I may have to remind myself where Annie is, but I never have to remind myself that she’s better than okay. Her Grandparents and her Aunt Brooke have first dibs, and they will rarely give her up. But every person I have talked to over the past few days has offered to take care of her for us. I’m not kidding-every person. And it’s not just offers to take care of Annie. It’s continuous offers to bring dinners, to go grocery shopping for us, to mow our lawn, to take a hospital shift for us. It’s inspiring notes of encouragement. There have been endless gifts for Libby, gifts for us. We have friends who want to start fundraisers.

We’re consistently reminded that we may have to go through this, but we certainly don’t have to go through this alone. The outpouring of love and generosity is overwhelming. No, it’s more than overwhelming. It’s bigger. It’s Him in all of you.  I feel like if I could see God. Watching all this. I’d see Him smiling; His heart swelling.

Love one another as I have loved you.  

We love you. We thank you.

And those of you that have offered- watch out. A month is a long time, and we may have to take you up on some of your offers. You can’t hide now.


  1. We're praying for you all!! And we can't wait to help in a tangible way--whatever you need!! Amber

  2. Merrick and I are praying for all four of you everyday. It’s a true blessing to see Hib Still come into work every chance he gets and still he holds up strong. You can feel the Faith of God with him. Jenny I know you are a strong woman and mother. Our hearts go out to you all. We are asking pray for ya'll every corner we turn. Pray has done some many amazing thing in my life as I am sure in yours. When they told my parents I had a 50% chance to make it through my brain surgery and that my eyesight my go; everyone hit their knees praying and I pulled through in a good bill of health. I can feel the prays going out for all four of you. We love y'all and would do anything for you!!!

    Love Always,
    Merrick & Sheri' McClure

    1. Sheri,
      Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I love hearing that story. Thank you. You are an inspiration yourself, as you know! We love y'all, and appreciate the prayers!

  3. Ginny,
    I am so thankful to be a part of Team Libby and praying for her, you, Hib, Annie and your families. I believe in the power of prayer and your faith and trust in God will pull you through every minute of every day. My entire family is thinking of you and praying for you as we all know what it is like to have a precious child in the hospital. Please know that I would love to help you in anyway I can - a visit, playing with Libby, helping you on walks in the hallways, taking care of Annie, YOU NAME IT! Thank you for letting us be a part of this journey with you.
    Cheryl Lassiter

    1. Cheryl,
      It is wonderful to hear from you! Girl, I know you are a prayer warrior and thank YOU for being part of this journey with us. It means the world. You are an amazing friend, and Libby and I would love to see you-so we may have to take you up on a visit! :)