Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Bless the Lord o my soul..."

Happy Down Syndrome Day!!!  We have had a crazy and busy past 2 days...  Grace was discharged from the hospital yesterday, so David and Grace stayed in a hotel last night.  Grace decided to have over an hour long fuss bomb last night that seriously had David and I questioning if we could even bring her home.  David was ready to call the hospital to see what he should do because she seemed inconsolable (we knew if we called that they would probably want to see her, so that would mean that they wouldn't come home today).  We agreed to both pray about it and ask God for clarity and wisdom as to what we should do and God answered our prayers in the sweetest and most timely way...  she just randomly knocked out!  Our guess is that she was just overly tired from only taking 15 minute cat naps for much of the day and just needed to get home (more on that in a minute).  David and Grace woke up this morning to go to the airport and Grace was back to her "hospital normal self, " so they made the 4 hour flight with only about an hour and a half of her kitty fusses.  We can only praise the Lord that she didn't have an all out fuss bomb, but instead the kind of fuss that sounds like an irritated kitty cat meowing (which isn't really loud enough for other people to hear, just enough to keep her daddy busy bouncing her for 90 minutes straight :-).  

Meanwhile, I hadn't told the kids that Grace had even been discharged because as we all know, anything can happen from one moment to the next.  I told Andrew that we were going to do something fun today and he said "we can't do something fun without Abby," so I said "we are going to pick Abby up early at school and then do something fun."  Andrew was trying to figure out what we were going to do and decided that he thought we were going to Chuck e Cheese (just typing that name makes me envision germs :-).  Abby was surprised to see us at school to pick her up early and wondered what was going on, so I asked them if they were "ready to go pick up Daddy and Sissy at the airport?"  They squealed and we all hugged.  Andrew went on to say that that was way better than Chuck e Cheese (Phew!).  

The pictures tell the rest of the story...  

Together again at last!

The moment I held Grace and talked to her, she gave me the biggest smile ever (and has continued to bless us with more smiles and giggles than we have ever seen from her in one day) and my heart hasn't stopped overflowing since then!

Praise be to God!!!  

The journey continues...

5 comments:

Diana Karnezis said...

So happy for you all!!!

Catherine Marcum said...

Praise be to God, indeed! Welcome home Grace (and David too)!!!

Julie Wigle said...

Those pictures just about made me cry! Giving all the praise to God....and I'm glad that David and Grace were better than Chuck E. Cheeses...that has to make one feel good (my kids think that place is SWEET)! Enjoy your time together again.

Elise said...

In tears reading this. I can't only imagine the out pour of emotions when you were all reunited!!

Suburban Stitcher said...

Love Love Love!!!!