Friday, July 30: Update

Today marked the end of my first full week back in the office and a week since we brought Claire home. Tiffany and I reflected on this last week tonight when Esther gave us the opportunity to go on a date. We are happy that Claire is home and able to sleep in her own bed. We are happy her sisters are able to help and have us all together under the same roof again. We are happy that Tiffany and I don’t have to stay apart each night anymore. These are the things we remind ourselves of every time the recovery feels overly time consuming and onerous.

What also helps is having health caregivers that are as concerned as we are about Claire’s rehab. Grapevine OCH’s team made us smile with their call this morning. We learned earlier this week that Claire was not going to be able to use the pool as planned. The pediatric rehab center shares the pool under an agreement with the adult center; the agreement precludes kids that are not potty trained. Without us knowing Kristin at Grapevine OCH has spent the week making arrangements to get Claire pool therapy sessions arranged. Her efforts and attention mean a lot to us: we are overwhelmed when others fight for Claire as if she was their own.

We’re looking forward to the weekend and some time to recover from the first week with Claire home. We are going to get out some and get Claire some air. But we need to get some rest first. So with that, thank you for the prayers and support and goodnight.

10 thoughts on “Friday, July 30: Update”

  1. Tyler and Tiffany, I have been reading your blog since the accident and I want you to know that your family and Claire has been in my prayers every day and night. Thank you for sharing your story with the world and allowing all of us to fight (with prayers) for Claire as if she was our own.

    Blessed rest for your family. Good night!,
    Kirsten Lee, friend of Grace Martin Morgan and all the CA Martins!

  2. I am so glad you had time to be together tonight! It is awesome that Claire has so many people fighting for her! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! Prayers always!

  3. We’re so happy for you that Claire is home; and we pray you have a good weekend together as a family.


    Ken & Jana Kirkpatrick
    Jesup, GA 31545

  4. Wishing you a blessed weekend, with plenty of rest and happy family time 🙂

    God Bless all of you.

  5. celebrating your first week and for your advocates. one day at a time… celebrating the blessings that claire being home has brought your family and praying there will be many, many more!

  6. I am amazed at how God provides people to care even though you can’t and don’t orchestrate it. He is wonderful, even when we are still hurting. I pray you get a few more dates and times to reflect on the good ways He is providing midst the very difficult and painful things as well.

  7. You guys deserve a date night! Good for you to actually go out and be w each other!! You have such a great support network; that is wonderful!! Praying you all have an enjoyable weekend!!!

  8. There’s nothing like appreciation shown to those helping in even small ways. Sometimes an unexpected note or even movie tickets for wayyyy beyond the call of duty actions!! You both do a beautiful job with this! We’re bowing at the waist:))

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