Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quote for the week

Or month, or life.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 It was a scary, long, exhausting weekEvan is home and well. They are also running tests for lyme disease and sending his spinal samples to the state lab, just to be sure but he has made what seems to be a full recovery.

 Tuesday, feeling well enough to play the PS3 that was in his room!

We were so, so blessed this past week and are so very grateful for everyone's love, support and well wishes. Really, our family and friends are beyond amazing.

 Tuesday night, I think. Excited to be well enough to leave the room for a bit

You know, I'm not strong enough (in many ways) to be a nurse, or a social worker though I've always felt that pull. And now, after our experiences I have that same sort of feeling again. This is the first one of my children has ever stayed overnight in the hospital. The first they've ever needed extensive testing and drugs and doctors like this. My children rarely even see the doctor aside from yearly physicals, in fact I don't think Evan has had a sick child visit in 5 years. 

But for some families, that's not the case. They have very sick children. They spend days and weeks and months in hospitals, without knowing for certain they'll be bringing home a healthy child. They might not have the support that we had. I was near cracking up after 4 nights sleeping in a hospital with a child in pain. Some parents do this for much, much longer. 

 I felt kind of creepy taking pictures in the hospital, but it was really an amazing place. This was the solarium on Evans floor.


I have many, many more thoughts on all of this but they're still sort of swirling around my head right now and I'm still adjusting to getting back to normal here. 

Right now I'm just feeling very loved and very, very grateful for everything and everyone in our lives. 



♥Cari♥ said...

So glad he's doing better!

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness! I'm behind in blog reading and didn't realize he was in the hospital. ((HUGS)) I'm so glad he's doing better. Your family will be in my prayers.