Monday, July 9, 2007

Success and a good time!

Jim went home for the first time on Saturday, in almost 6 months! This day has been a desire and a goal for such a long time it was almost surreal when we walked in the door. My dear husband was all smiles as he went through every room in our house as the memories flooded back. Home...something we all, or most, are privileged to go to everyday, but easy to take for granted when gone.

I quietly whispered thanksgiving as I heard him voice recognition of all that was once so familiar. Leaving the house and going to the back yard, he was in awe of how his plants and trees had grown taller since last year. Looking around to our neighbors, he remembered work he had done the year before on a neighbors house. He wanted to go over to say hello. Our surprised neighbor gave him a big hug and announced he would have more work waiting when he returned. Jim loved the idea.

The rest of the day was filled with family; kids, grand kids, my mom and sister. A good time was had by all.

The dreaded time to leave arrived and we said our goodbyes. Andy, our son, took us back to Indy on time and a very tired Jim seemed full and satisfied with his day. A new day of therapy would start early the next day.

God is so good, all the time.

I just wanted to share this moment with all of you faithful friends, family and prayer warriors.



Anonymous said...

Oh Sue! How very exciting to read
your report of the trip "home"!!
We are so glad it went so well for
all of you! What a wonderful new
stage you have arrived at...
and thank you for the reminder of
"home" one of the gifts we are daily
blessed with that we take so much
for granted..home and the family
that fills it up with life.
Love you
Helen & Steve

Anonymous said...

Sue and the kids, How wonderful to have him come home, even for just the day. What a blessing. I don't blog much, but I read and look daily for your posts. It brought tears to my eyes to hear of the great visit home. I know you have been looking forward to this for sooo long. God is Great! I thank him daily for all he has done for Uncle Jim. I just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers constantly. We love you all.
Sharon, Matt, and the kids.

stephen clay said...

Dear Sue,
I wanted to write and tell you how wonderful to see and hear about you, and most important Jim. I wish I could have come to see him, I have prayed for him and continue to pray for new success! May God continue to heal him. If you need anything let me know.

Stephen Clay