Sunday, August 1, 2010

Home is a Good Place to Be!

Sorry it has been several days since my last entry. After Mom left the hospital, I came back to be with my own kids here in Abilene. It had been almost 3 weeks since I had been with my one year old, J.D., so it was nice to see him and love on him again. Life with a one year old and a three year old doesn't ever slow down, so it has taken me until now to sit down and write a new post.

Mom has done very well at home. She was so happy to be able to sleep in her own house and wear her own clothes. She looked like a new woman when she got to change from her hospital gown into a t-shirt! They have taken all of the dressings off of her incisions, and those seem to be healing well. She continues to have some swelling in her feet and legs, but the doctors told us that would take a while to completely go back to normal.

It is amazing the crazy past few weeks her body has experienced! The doctors told her it is going to be a long process for her to fully recover. It has been great to see the progress she has already been making. We were able to talk with her on Skype the past couple of nights and she has looked better and better each time we have seen her on the computer screen.

We continue to praise God for taking care of all of us over the past 3 weeks. Thank you all for caring so much about our family.

I got to sit down and talk with Jim tonight and tell him all the lessons I feel like I learned over the past several weeks. It took a long time to tell him everything! I hate the fact that Mom had to endure such pain and illness over her time in the hospital, but I am thankful that I am changed (and my family is changed) for the better because of the experience.



Rene Mahan said...

I am praising God for you being home! You have been so dear to my heart the past two weeks, and I am overjoyed that you are on your way to recovery! Let me know if there is ANY THING I can do!
We will continue to pray for your strength and healing in our family!
We love you soooo much!
The Mahan's