Friday, April 8, 2005

I don't think there are words adequate enough to describe the joy that this day has brought to our family. We have dreamed of this day for 3 1/2 months. What a blessing it was to take our precious boy home from the hospital - again. We all woke up with tremendous anticipation of finally going home together as a family. Daddy, Elizabeth and Sarah came to the hospital early this morning. We saw them drive up through our window and on their way in the door, they were the first ones to ever see Jonathan standing at his window waving at them. We spent the morning waiting for everyone to get all their last minute paperwork and equipment ready for us to go home. We said our good-byes and thank you's to all the doctors, nurses and therapists, and were able to get pictures with most of them. We finally left to go home about 11 am. When we exited the freeway on the street that takes us home, Jonathan began to get more and more excited. It was so beautiful. As we got closer to our neighborhood, we saw signs that read, "Almost Home", "Praise God", "To God Be the Glory", and "Jonathan You Are A Miracle." As we rounded the corner to our home, we saw balloons everywhere and and a nice, big, colorful sign saying "Welcome Home Jonathan." All of our extended family was there when Jonathan got out of the car and walked inside to his own home. We went to every room in the house so he could see it and said hi to his dog, Sophie and his cat, Allie. After that we ate pizza and opened a few presents that were under the Christmas tree which is still up in our family room. We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying our family and just hanging out together. Mom fixed Jonathan's favorite meal of Shepherd's Pie for dinner too. All day long we just treasured the moments of being at home again together as a family. I remember telling the Lord early on that I did not want our old life back again. There were too many things that needed to be removed. All I asked Him for was to give me my family back at home again. He faithfully answered that prayer today.
Once again, thank you for all your prayers for us over these last 3 1/2 months. Please don't stop just because we are home. We need continued prayer for continued healing and strength for Jonathan as well as our entire family. We will start our new therapy classes on Monday, so please pray earnestly for our new therapist and for Jonathan's attitude and state of mind about his ongoing therapy. Pray that we will be patient as God continues to work His perfect will in our family's life and that we will wait on Him to show us His perfect healing in Jonathan. God is so good. Join us as we praise Him for His unfailing love. May all that we do bring Him glory and honor.

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