October 9, 2008

We are home!

Yesterday, Sally walked down the hallway to the play room. That was our last step to get sent home. Her doctor couldn't believe that he was letting us leave, but we got home yesterday afternoon. The past week has been a blur, but an amazing experience in seeing God answer the prayers of so many people.

In a moment of quiet last night before bed, I told Seth that I couldn't believe this week was over. The past month I've felt like this would be such a traumatic experience it would be 'The Event'. All other hardships would be compared to this and probably fall short. I honestly thought we would have weeks, if not longer, in the hospital. Followed by months of recovery at home.

Seth looked at me and said, "I thought she was going to die."

Sitting on the other side of that, realizing we are back to normalcy. I'm baffled. I'm thankful. I'm ready to cry at any moment. I'm praising God.

Thank you so much for encouraging us. Thank you for being the prayer warriors when I was falling short. For waking up at odd hours and talking to God about Sally when quite possibly that was the moment she was crying out in pain. I can't thank you enough!

6 comments:

Susan said...

WOW!!! I pray that you will receive help and support from those around you while Sally continues to recover. It is so good to see Sally up and around already!

Love you! Susan

Dorie said...

Apryl,
I never realized how little Sally was until I saw these pictures. I can not wait to meet her. I'm overcome with gratitude for her speedy recovery. We serve an awesome God! We'll still be praying. Love you all,
Dorie

jill coen said...

Well, I'm crying right this minute after reading this. Sally is so brave. You and Seth are so brave. If I wasn't hosting the contest, I'd turn you in as my heroes.

God is SO Good!!

cjsanderson said...

Praise God - I love you all!

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. God is using your faith to help many of us (me) as we take our own steps of faith.

Rob & Candy said...

Apryl- Praising God for your return home with Sally.
xxoo
candy