June 20, 2011

Welcome home, Glory!

Remember those three days you spent in the hospital after having your babies?  Remember how READY you were to get home on the morning of that third day, watching the door for the doctor to come in for that final check and then to hand you your discharge papers?

You can just imagine, then, how ready my family was for their discharge papers.  Today, Monday, June 20, 2011, Glory Danielle passed under the exit sign of Arkansas Children's Hospital.  Eleven months later.

Has there ever been a bigger reason to celebrate anything?  Excluding Easter, I am thinking not.

Please don't stop praying.  She will still have her tubes and her meds and everything else that helps her fight for her life.  Kerry and Philip and Shari need extra energy and love and support as they become Glory's around-the-clock nursing staff.  Eliana needs grace and understanding beyond her four years.  Glory herself needs several/many surgeries in the months and years to come.

Its like Glory is David and the brokenness in her body is Goliath and we are the Israelites, cheering her on from the surrounding hills, our knees on the ground and our hands raised to Heaven.

Go, Glory, Go!  A great host stands behind you always.  You've done so well, sweetheart.  We love you.  Welcome, welcome, welcome HOME.