Thursday, December 22, 2005

Home visit for three hours

This picture is blurry and dark, but you get the idea: Happy to visit home! You can click on the picture a couple times and it will enlarge with each click (yes, that works with all the pictures that have been posted). The purpose of the visit was mainly to do a trial run with Denise in the house... easing into things and working the bugs out. The kids were gone visiting a children's museum with a teacher from my school, and came for the last hour of the visit. Gracie told Denise, "You're the best surprise!" One of Denise's therapists met us at the house and had Denise work through several scenarios... getting in & out of a normal bed, fitting through doorways, reaching for food in the fridge without falling over, and sitting at the dining table were just some of the tasks. We found out that in her current condition, our couch is way too low for her. That's OK... she's been wanting a different one, anyway. So she's adopted the recliner. That should make Christmas with the family at our place this weekend pretty interesting, as her dad and both of my parents usually angle for the recliner. While Denise was home, we had visits from neighbors and even a nurse from Arcadia Methodist (where this whole journey began), and he brought a mango cake. He said that it should help Denise load up on calories and put some weight back on. Oh, if you were here for the workday last Saturday, or for the weed-pulling party yesterday, Denise loves what's been done to the place! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Family, I feel as if I have been watching a miracle unfold before my eyes. What a happy homecoming this will be and a glorious Christmas for all of you. I love the pictures. Denise, you are truly a sight to behold, a beautiful woman, an adored woman, loved by her husband, her family, her extended family...and also by all of us out here who once were strangers, but now feel part of your family. This has truly been a journey. Our God is good!

December 22, 2005 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Christmas gift...Denise home!! Many, many people have been praying for this for a long, long time!!! Praise God that he is so good. May your family have a Blessed Christmas!!
Lisa J.

December 23, 2005 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know of all the many churchs in our area are praying for you each and every day. It is truely an act of God that pulled you thru all of this. Nice to see you at home. Cont. to be strong and god will be w/ you thru all of it.

December 23, 2005 11:39 AM  

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