Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 29 - Home

We are home...

Noah looks better than he's looked in a very long time. We had Christmas for Noah tonight...we had been saving all his gifts here at home. He had a great time opening them and such fun just being together. It's going to take some time again to settle in to home life and all the changes with Noah's care. But we are home...so many times we thought we'd never be the five of us here again.

So much talk lately from our children about dying lately. They have been exposed to so much in the past weeks. A boy in our school passed away suddenly this week...grade 4...asthma attack. A very stark reminder of the fragility of this life and how so quickly it can be snatched away. Although we do not know this family, my heart is broken for them. Today, expecting the worst just weeks ago, we brought our son home, as this family, never expecting this week to be any different, is now burying their son. So many things that just will never make sense this side of heaven.

Thank you for all the prayers, coffee and food. So many of you have blessed our family.

Thankful for this precious gift of time...there are no other words...so very thankful...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, we're so happy for you
Erica & Wayne

Sandie said...

So exciting to see that word...HOME!!!! We too are so happy for your family.

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! Home at last!!

It breaks my heart to hear about the other families tragedy, the poor souls.

Happy for your family and little Noah, hope you got a few photo's of his late Christmas, would love to see him unwrapping his gifts :)

Doin the happy dance for Noah now :)

Mandy

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news to hear you're home!
Merry Christmas Noah. Hope you all enjoy every minute together.
Linda

Anonymous said...

So very thankful. Hallelujah, what a Savior. We are so very thankful, that you are a fmaily again. Love mom and Grnny We will pray for that family.

Ramona said...

Home, hey?! Wow! God is good. Following Noah's journey reminds me to celebrate life- even the little things.
Ramona
Next stop: Wish trip!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you guys!!! I will continue to pray for you guys. And the family you spoke of. I am looking forward to your trip planning!


Maroo

Christie Tuttosi said...

So happy for you all...cherish your time together and praise God for his goodness.

kimmylaj said...

i am so happy for you. i will continue to say prayers for noahs continued healing and a wonderful wish trip

Jane B. said...

Noah is a fighter, glad to hear he is home. We will continue to pray for all of you.

Wenona said...

Praise the Lord that you are home. Continuing to keep your family in my prayers.

teresajoy said...

OH Nichole, I'm so happy you are ALL home!!!! So sad about the boy at school. Life is just soo soo precious!