MMTPT199 ~ DESTINATION STATION
This week our destination is Athens, Alabama. If you would like a destination for your card, how about sending it to Rebekah. Rebekah is the 12 year old daughter of fellow Teapotter Mary (#1 Volunteer).
On April 9th, Rebekah celebrated her 12th birthday in the hospital. Now your first thought would be that Rebekah had some health issues that landed her in the hospital, but it was actually her mom that was hospitalized.
Fellow Teapotter Mary lives with Lupus and RA. She struggles with unbearable pain and the ups and downs of her health issues. She has a difficult time coming to our teaparties on a regular basis but her heart is with us. Mary is only 48 years old and in April, while walking down a hall way at work, her hip broke. She had been in an extreme pain leading up to that happening and just thought the pain was due to her medical condition. But actually, she had been walking on a stress fracture for about 3 weeks and didn't even know it. Mary sat on the floor in the hallway at work in pain for an entire hour before someone discovered her and called the ambulance. She immediately had hip surgery. Mary's husband was on a plane back from Detroit without cell service so he was pretty freaked out when he landed and took the call.
Now you know how mom's are! It's not about Mary, her Lupus, her RA or even her emergency surgery for her broken hip! In Mary's eyes, it was all about her daughter Rebekah whose birthday party that week had to be cancelled. And to make matters worse, it was Spring break and Mary and her daughter had so many fun things planned! But as so often happens, that's not what life brought. Rebekah spent Spring break in the hospital with her mom and didn't have her much anticipated birthday party with her friends. Mary apologized to her for ruining all their plans to spend time together and Rebekah's reply was “Momma, you said we were going to spend time together this week. We ARE spending time together, it's all good!”
Well, you all know, the Teapotters can throw one heck of a birthday party via the mail! Let's celebrate the birthday of a little 12 year old who enjoys spending time with her mother, no matter where it might be! Rebekah loves cats and has two of her very own. You guessed it, their names are Fuzzy Butt and Tiger! The picture attached is Rebekah and Fuzzy Butt! Snort!
Here is the address:
8996 Holt Springer Rd.
Athens, AL 35611
Thank you all from Mary and me!