Saturday, December 30, 2006

There's no place like home

My dad came home from the hospital this evening. He had a pretty good day although he is still having some significant pain (which is to be expected.) Not much has changed. He is still in sweat pants. He is still taking pain meds. He is still watching every college football bowl game that exists... only now he gets to watch it on his big screen TV instead of the little one at the hospital. I don't want to speak for dad but I think it's fair to say he is happy to be home.

We know we have a long road ahead of us. I'm not sure where we will find the energy to keep moving forward but we know there is no other choice. For the past eight months people have volunteered to help us but we rarely took them up on the offer. We tried to carry the load by ourselves but we know that has to change. We can't do this by ourselves. Many of you have offered to drive them to appointments, make a pot of soup, etc, and we might be taking you up on the offer. We are exhausted both mentally and physically.... and the second part of the nightmare has just begun.

We are all sitting in the livingroom at mom and dad's house so I guess that's a step in the right direction.

Goodnight for now.... and thanks again...


Anonymous said...

Amy, Angie, and Jacob,

You are three amazing people. We have been blessed to watch you grow up and my heart is heavy for you as you take on this new challenge in life. Rick and Doreen are the most amazing parents ever to raise such amazing children. You have our support in any way you need it today, tomorrow and forever. Please call on us. We love you with all our heart and soul. To the Moon and Back.

Debbie, Mark, Kayla and Carlie.

Anonymous said...

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon."

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that your dad is home! We would love to do whatever we can to help - we all have this overwhelming urge to do something, anything to help!

Rita and Matt Brennan

Anonymous said...

Amy, Angie, Jacob, Doreen, Rick,
I can't wait for y'all to taste our pots of soup - and some of my mac & cheese. Mark and I will help out any way we can. Look forward to seeing you soon. Glad to hear that you're home, Rick.
Lotsa love, Len and Mark.