November 18, 2009

Prayers For Anissa

I had at least two other posts I was going to post today about babywearing, but I just can't think about anything other than my friend Anissa Mayhew right now.

She had a stroke (her second) yesterday. She is just like me and you (only way funnier) - she is 35 years old, has three children (including one that just celebrated her 1 year anniversary off chemo!) and I heart her so much.

Just the other day we were planning her visit to our cupcake shop when she visits family in Indiana next summer, she told me Ivy is NOT ALLOWED to grow any more until then, and now?

She's in the hospital, needing our prayers and support for her rapid recovery.


UPDATES: There's been updates HERE by Anissa's husband and the latest update as of now (around 4:40 pm CST) is BETTER news. Please Pray.

I will be sure to post any good news I hear, but Twitter has been all lit up for her with the hashtag #prayersforanissa if you want to check in.

She's the head of the website Aiming Low and they have a post here: Hope For Anissa about how you can help her family, especially if you live in the Atlanta area.

If you wrote a post about Anissa, you can leave your link at the Aiming Low site as well as:

IzzyMom
The Spohrs Are Multiplying




Anissa, we love you. I slept AWFUL last night, tossing and turning, checking my phone, and praying praying praying for you.


I know you will get through this.

Of all people, Anissa. You will get through this.

Love,
Steph


Photo by Mishelle Lane

16 comments:

  1. i was absolutely overwhelmed and amazed and encouraged by the outpouring of love for this woman...even from people who don't know her at all. i only know her from blogging & twitter, but i know what a strong, wonderful lady she is, and i am thinking of her & hoping for her recovery.

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  2. This is beautiful, Steph. I've never met Anissa IRL, only tweeted with her, but I know how much all of my friends love her... and I hope, more than anything, that I'll get to meet her next summer for cupcakes.

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  3. Steph, I feel so heartbroken. I just met Anissa for the first time a few weeks ago - her light and humor are incomparable. I'm sending her all the healing mojo I can muster. -Christine

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  4. A lovely post, Steph. She was on my mind all last night. I join you in sending my thoughts and prayers to Anissa and her family.

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  5. Sometimes things just don't seem fair. Thank you for posting about this, I will add this to my prayer list right now.

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  6. I've only met Annissa once, but was so taken with her warmth and strength. If anyone can get through this, it's her.

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  7. Praying for this lovely mama, wife and friend. It's wonderful that you are advocating for prayers for her and that we can pray for a woman many of us don't know.

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  8. This is so sad but I do believe in miracles and that she will come thru this. Beautiful post.

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  9. so sorry to hear :( will pray for her too

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  10. This is so sad, I'm praying for her and her family!

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  11. I will be praying for her - and I just asked my mom (a fierce prayer warrior!) to pray as well.

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  12. Thinking of Anissa and praying too!

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  13. Steph:
    This post brought tears to my eyes. I have said a prayer for Anissa and will continue to pray!
    Love,
    Aunt Diant

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  14. Anissa's one of the best people I've met in the blogosphere. Praying hard for her and the family. Hopefully she'll be awake and alert soon, making fun of all of us for worrying so much.

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  15. I can't stop thinking about Anissa. She was one of the first bloggers whose writing really inspired me. Such a sad story. Really hoping she pulls through...

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