4.22.2016

Jail Break

In a crazy turn of events, I'm happy to say WE ARE HOME!  


It's amazing what a well timed phone call and some college courses in persuasive arguments can do when you are in the hospital.  

Home.  It's such a great place to be.  

In between PICC line placements and Track and Field meets I did my best to be mom to all as Erik was father to all. We don't do many things well, but sometimes-just sometimes-we get this family thing right.  


The PICC line took longer than expected so as Erik and I impatiently waited to see our baby we were getting location updates from Ella.  Counting down the minutes until her first event, I was able to kiss Lucy's forehead as she was still recovering from surgery and then drove as fast as the law allowed to Ella's meet.  Thankfully, I made it in time for her 3rd long jump turn.

And Jack, well don't worry about him.  He was entertained by my father and his cousin Maddie.  


For tonight, all is well.  

13 comments:

  1. God is good!!! Welcome home Lucy!

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  2. So glad to hear the good news ♥ I think of Lucy and your family so often and for a long time I wondered "why" I had happened upon your page back when you were starting this tough journey. 2 1/2 years ago I think I received the answer when our son's (father to 3) heart stopped beating. He was brought back to life by paramedics and rushed to the hospital where he "died" a dozen more times. The horror of watching my firstborn child being resuscitated over and over is an image I wish I could forget, but never will. He lived, but he lives with a heart that could fail again any time. A couple of short months later when I was just beginning to be able to breathe again I received the 2nd worst phone call of my life. Our second son and his wife had just lost their first baby. It took me to my knees and I literally could not breathe. I cried every day for the next year and thought I'd never be able to escape the pain and heartache I'd just gone through. Then I remembered your family and Lucy and all you have been through. Your strength and honesty and faith have helped me so much through my journey of pain. You never gave up hope and I remembered that as we were told our son was dying and to say good bye. At that moment he opened his eyes after being in a coma for a week and grabbed my hand. I know our journeys are different, but I believe God guided me to your blog for a reason. I have shared in your pain and your hopes and you have given me the courage to get up every day and thank God for the gifts of that day, no matter how big the troubles seem to be. I haven't checked in for awhile since I knew you were taking a break, but you and Lucy and your family have been on my mind and heart all week and I felt compelled to come see if you had posted. My prayers are with you and Lucy and your family and I thank you for sharing your story and helping me to get through the darkest time of my life. God's greatest blessings to you ♥

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  3. I hope that you all are having a wonderful summer. Prayers each and every day that you are enjoying life

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  6. Have followed Lucy from the beginning....and would LOVE to hear an update on your family! It's hard to let go of all of you after all these years. Thank you so much.

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  7. Kate, where have you gone?? It's been so long! Hope all is well!

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  8. What a coincidence I stumbled upon your blog! I also live in Memphis :)
    I hope all is well!

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  9. I keep checking the blog for updates on Lucy and finding nothing. How is Lucy doing? Kate, how are the rest of the family as well?

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  10. I hope that you are having a wonderful time just taking care of your sweet family - no news is good news. Blessings to all of you Becky in NC

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  11. Please let us know how Lucy is doing....it's so hard to follow her for so many years and then not know. Maybe just a brief post? We care....

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