We drove down County Road 144 with 2 sleeping babies in the backseat, and once again I could think of nothing but of God’s goodness, mercy, faithfulness. We drove into our driveway, and tears ran down my face as we were greeted with welcome home signs. Lily was delighted to see her name on the sign and couldn’t wait for Sunshine to see her room. I was delighted to come home to a new flower bed, a clean house, grocery stocked pantry and fridge, fresh sheets, and a warm meal. We are blessed!
This is our third day home and we are establishing a new routine. I will admit I am easily overwhelmed, but so far the transition has been smoother than I imagined. Lily is a great big sister, and I am excited to see how God will use her in David’s life. Louis came home and jumped on the mower – I think it’s therapy for him. He has the yard looking great. If there is a nice thing about coming home when your baby is 5 weeks old, it’s that mama can hit the ground running.
We have 3 doctor’s appointments this week. David will see his pediatrician, have a follow up appointment with Dr. Feliz (surgeon), and also see the cardiologist. We saw Dr. Lee (the cardiologist) the day we left LeBonheur, and he still felt like the heart surgery would be in 2-3 months. They like for babies to weigh 10 pounds before heart surgery. David weighed 8.2 pounds on Thursday. He continues to eat well. A feeding does not pass where I do think of how far God has brought us. Last Sunday I was crying because I was away from David and Louis, and one week later we are home together.
Here is a passage from 1000 Gifts. It has been taped above my kitchen sink for months. I read it daily. Little did I know what God would bring into my life. I’ve prayed again and again that He would show me, teach me what I need to learn from this trial. I keep coming back to His goodness, mercy, and grace. “I can say it certain now: All is grace. This is how Jesus, at the Last Supper, showed us to transfigure all things – take the pain that is given, give thanks for it, and transform it into joy that fulfills all emptiness. I have glimpsed it. The hard discipline to lean into the ugly and whisper thanks to transfigure it into beauty.The hard discipline to give thanks for all things at all times because He is all good.”