Friday, October 30, 2009

Saturday and Sunday

Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday were pretty uneventful.  Thank the Lord(I mean that in all seriousness).

I was discharged from the hospital on Saturday afternoon(Thanks Dr. H.).  I was a little apprehensive about going home so early, but after talking things over with Chad and my wonderful nures(I really did have the best nursing care while there) and getting some reassurances about some things I felt like I would rest much better at my house.

We got home in time to see most of the Alabama game.  I know that's not really important to Jo's story, but the game was awful.  Bama won, but just barely.  The way they were playing they should have lost, and would have earned that loss.  It's just one of the things I remember about the day.  I will probably never forget the insignificant details.  We had a lot of visitors on Saturday evening.  My brother and his wife brought us Pizza for dinner.  We just chilled over our pizza pies and watched Food Network.  It's strange how the most mundane things are the most comforting and healing when your world has been rocked.

Sunday we spent the day at my parents house.  I needed that more than I could ever express into words.  Chad and I are very close to our parents.  We are thankful that God has allowed us to have Godly parents, and that we are able to have close relationships with our parents.  Mom cooked for us, an Dad did some administrative type things to help us prepare for Jo's funeral.  Jesse and Amy came over later in the day and we all just hung out.  We did nothing special, but just soaked up each other and loved on each other. 

Saturday and Sunday were indeed uneventful, but they were exactly what I needed.  I think, in the best of circumstances(which I am fortunate to have), the Lord gives us family to draw strength.  I certainly couldn't walk this road without my husband, but he can't do everything.  There are roles for our entire family to play.  I'm grateful our families have taken their time(which they don't have a lot of) to care for us, love on us, and let God shine through them.

I'm trying to post all of the things I remember about the last week, while I still remember them.  I want to remember every detail of Johanna's life, and the days right after.


Pam said...

You are so precious to share...Thank you so much....


PS- can you move your slide show on the side to the bottom? I'm only able to see 1/2 of it.

Joan Carr said...

No place we would rather have been for you, Chad and Clayton.


Trisha said...

I am so glad all your prayers were answered for your sweet Jo's birth. And I pray peace for you as you feel homesick for heaven and all the promises it holds.

Jamie Lynn said...

I thank God that you are my SIL and I have gotten to experience this journey with you.
Love ya.

Jen S. said...

It is so nice to have you share your thoughts. Also, the pictures you have posted are so wonderful. Johanna's little hands are just precious :) What a beautiful picture.
You're in my prayers...
A blog follower :)

Kelly said...

Family is so wonderful. I'm so glad that you are close to your family and able to hang out with them a lot. I know it's helped you heal tremendously. Your mom is such a sweetie! She left a comment on my blog and emailed me. Her blog is a blessing.

Praying for you!

Kimberly said...

I've been reading your story this past week and I just want to thank you for sharing. You have touched my heart.

God bless you and your family!

Allison said...

love you nikki!

Holly said...

I am so glad to hear that your family is there and taking care of you. And also that you are writing down your memories and the details. That's so important. You never want to forget them.