'home again, home again, jiggity jig'
that was the status that i posted on facebook, at 6:11 pm, exactly one year ago.
may not seem too significant but, for those who know us even kind of
well, you may understand the significance of those words and this
day...you see, from october 2006 until november 15, 2010, the longest
amount of time that i spent at home was about 3 weeks...in between
hospitalizations that lasted, on average, from 2-3 months at a time, due
to health problems i've battled since i
was 18...but on november 15, 2010 i left the hospital and have not
this year hasn't been perfect, and i still have flares,
but so far none that have left me hospitalized thanks to learning new
ways to manage, wonderful doctors, friends and family who have prayed us
through, and our healer and sustainer Jehovah Raphae...i still get
frustrated with my body...and there are days that i feel like i'm in an
overwhelming game of catch up, after having life lap me by four
but God is faithful...and He has given us one year...52
weeks...365 days...i could go on (a certain musical theatre tune comes
to mind) one year of morning snuggles, carpool, playdates, grocery
shopping, holidays, dinners around the table, bath time, story time,
bedtime prayers, and lying my head down each night next to the man who
has been my rock through it all. one year of uneventfulness, and for
that we couldn't be more grateful...one year of HOME...four little
letters that mean so much to me every day.
“Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have
brought me this far?"
~2 Samuel 7:18