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Best Day at Fisher House Story by Don Peckham

Romans 12:10 states “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves”.   Years ago, I talked with a nice lady on the phone.  Her Husband was in bad shape & was in critical condition at an off-base hospital.  His life was in God’s hands, & he was touch-and-go for at least a month or so.  The amazing part was for the duration his wife was up early in the morning, packed up for her daily trip to the hospital to be by his side.  She prayed with him, held his hand, fought for his care, & advocated for his best treatment.  We would not see her unless she returned to get something.  She would stop & update us from time to time, but mostly in the mornings on her way out.

He had some terrible days, & at times, wasn’t expected to make it.  But he was blessed when his condition was stabilized a bit, & then improvement came like blessings from Heaven.  He was able to go home & years later he is still coming back to us for medical appointments.  His wife sings the praises of the Eglin’s House the Fisher’s built, & it’s part in allowing her to be a part of his recovery.  That my friends, was a great day, & prayers were answered.  Indicative of a family’s presence is good medicine!