Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Am Thankful, Yes I Am!

I am out of the hospital!
And just in time for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner made by Mrs. Smith:-)

Speaking of delicious...
How delicious to be so loved by my little bugs. I curled up on the couch and when I arrived to the Smith's home, and after I collected as many hugs as I could get, I promptly fell asleep!

During my nap, I remember noticing two things - even while I slept:

1) I kept realizing that my mouth was hanging wide open, and promptly closed it!

2) I also kept feeling various sizes of , little arms wrap around my neck and sweet kisses planted on my cheek. That was the most delicious of all!!
Opening one eye I saw Olivia, and Zachary; and Susanna sat at the other end of the couch playing quietly and blessing me with her presence.
Clayton had "droon" another picture (he had brought one to the hospital for me already which had taken him THREE hours to complete, it was so detailed!) and it was waiting on the couch with my pillows when I arrived.

I think I can say that I feel generally worse today. I suspect that to be normal since I have jostled around quite a lot since being discharged from the hospital.
Then there is the emotional load of reconnecting with my dear children, and humbly receiving the hospitality of the Smith family (who even moved their guest bed downstairs for me!).

One thing that feels especially hard tonight, is Carolina's displeasure with me for not nursing her. She has been very flexible for Mrs. Smith, eating lots of food and even drinking out of a cup.
However, as soon as she saw me, she wanted back into the usual program.
She has been throwing royal tantrums when I attempt to help her drink from a cup.

I can't hold her too much when she insists on arching her back and kicking, but she really needs
a ton of loving from momma.
Pray for me with her as you think of me. I know you will:-)

I do want to say how all your comments have brought tears to my eyes. I feel very loved.
If you haven't already read my account of the last four days, you will find it here at Plunged Into The Deep.

I look forward to sharing some of the lighter side of our adventures, for there have surely been a few!
The Lord is good.
He truly is!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are "home"! I'm sorry to say that you will feel worse for a day or two. Usually they put gas inside of you to help hold organs out of the way. Once they close you up that gas has to find a way out. Plus they've moved stuff around - in ways that are not normal. I will pray for quick healing. The lovin' you're getting will definitely help! And we'll keep little Carolina in our prayers - lots of adjustments for her too.
Loving you . . . .
Mrs. Neighbor

Ashley said...

I will keep Carolina and you in my prayers.

Lady Jess said...

Oh, glad you are back 'home'. We are praying for you and your family.

Diane said...

So glad you were able to get out and have Thanksgiving with your family. What a huge blessing! I will be praying for you and Carolina as she adjusts and you help her. I am sure that is quite the tug on emotions. I am praying for everyone else in your family too. I love you Analene.

Mommy Reg said...

Praying for you and all your little ones. Praying for a super speedy recovery and that Carolina will be able to adjust quickly.