Thursday, March 10, 2011


Nearly four months after we left for John's organ transplant we are home! On the drive home I kept remembering things from these past months, blood, beeping, swelling, hope, loss of hope, friends, pastors, family, blood, reminders of how fragile life is, and each time I would look into the rear view mirror and there was John smiling and from time to time signing 'home, daddy, dog, home'. So many times I never thought this day would come, then there was the fear that I would eventually bring him home but he would have suffered traumatic brain damage and would barely be the same boy I left with, and yet here I sit, on my own couch, watching my precious boy with every bit of his personality, wicked smartness and amazing love of life. I am blessed, we are blessed. There are many thank you's to be said along the way, but tonight I want to start them off with a special thank you to Charity Baker and her family. The very word friend has become more precious and carries more meaning because of her, and truly the only hard part about leaving to come home is that now she is 5 hours away. Thank you Charity, you are a friend beyond measure.


X said...

You don't have to do TPN at home do you? I came across this today. Read the comments too.

Kristi said...

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes!! It is beautiful that you are home with your precious son! Charity and her family are a treasure beyond measure and I thank God that He brought you together to help each other on this walk! God Bless you all.

Gina said...

X - John no longer receives TPN, thank God, thank God!

Kristi - Amen! When I count the blessings of my friends I am stunned at just how many and amazing you all are.