Saturday, January 7, 2012

Home

We made it.

103 days. 4 hospitals. 1 Helicopter ride. 1 Ambulance ride.

Overcoming 1 drug addiction.

Repeatedly defying odds.

Friday at 4 p.m., Chaia was discharged from the Cleveland Clinic.

What this means:

She is home. Lots of prayers answered right there. She still cannot take her feeds orally, so she came home with an NG tube. She is on round the clock meds. I may post a 'glimpe into the day' post sometime so you can see how many meds we give throughout the day. But she is home. And we slept in our own bed/crib for the first time since September.

What this doesn't mean:

That we are out of the woods by any means. Chaia's heart is still compromised...She is growing and thriving (she wore 9 month clothes on her 6 month birthday)...but there are still many unknowns. So this means you don't get to stop kneeling.

We are elated. I have a couple videos that I want to get on here, but I am about to lose it because of the frustration of the movie making program and the uploading process. So, there may not be videos.

But for now, know we are home and that the benefit dinner put on for Chaia by the Smithville United Methodist Church was a huge hit.

Jesus is good.

And He's not done yet.

26 comments:

Cindy Penrod said...

God IS good and He's NOT done yet! How overwhelming to be the recipients of such marvelous grace and love!! Great is His faithfulness, from everlasting to everlasting. I am overwhelmed with emotion and I do praise Him that you are home! The best is yet to come!! I'm kneeling.

Anonymous said...

How awesome. Now to find your new 'normal'. God is very, very good !


We r praying,
Bob and Beth

Mama Karen said...

I will not stop kneeling until we have our miracle. This miracle will be a day by day experience. Every day will be a new day to see the glory of God manifested in this little life! Thankful you and Shaina get to sleep in your own bed! Thankful for Chaia, sweet innocent Chaia! She has changed my whole perceptive in a lot of things. When my faith is weak, I remember what God is doing in Chaia. GOD IS NOT DONE YET! The best is yet to come!!!!

Gramma2u2 said...

My prayers will continue and I will look on here for updates on the Little one. God has blessed you with the gift of taking her home to continue healing. I continue to pray for miracles. God is awesome.

Anonymous said...

My heart was singing, rejoicing, and a smilin when I heard the news!!! I am so happy for you and so thankful to our great God!!! He is going to continue to work miracles (not just one ya know) in and through Chaia's life and yours!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication and obedience to the Lord...I wonder if you have any idea how many people God has touched because of you?!?!?!?! I love you guys and am always thinking and kneeling for you all!!! Terri :)

Anonymous said...

So happy for you and praising God! Continuing to pray.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great news! Will continue to pray!

Anonymous said...

This is the best news that I have heard in a long time! I will continue to pray for Chaia, you and Shaina. God is faithful and good!
Becky Gross

Anonymous said...

You are all blessed, She is beautiful! Will always kneel for Chaia!

courtney schnee said...

SO SO SO HAPPY !!!!!!
I'm dancing around the house and singing the Happy Song!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHcrf-rgqDo

Megan Wolf said...

WOW that is such fabulous news!!! What an amazing little girl.

Cathy said...

Our God is an awesome God...so glad your family is home...

Amy Starkey said...

God is good! We continue to pray for all of you, each and every day!

Cathy Imhoff said...

Praising God for such WONDERFUL news!!!!! He's not done working in Chaia's life yet and I'm not done praying for Chaia, Mom, and Dad. May God overwhem you with many more blessings!

Joanne Sadlon said...

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:3-6

God is not finished with you yet! God is still working through Chaia! God bless you and happy homecoming. Thank you God!

Mizzle said...

What a miracle! Glory to God! Still praying for an "easy" transition for you all, and continued healing of Chaia's heart. Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! We will keep kneeling.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

THis post brought me to tears!! So excited for all of you to be home! There is nothing better than home sweet home. Prayers continually being sent your way from Missouri!

Anonymous said...

A MA ZING!
He never ceases to amaze me. I thank God for what He is doing for Chaia. I won't stop praying.

Anonymous said...

Yay God, your are awesome and mighty. Your love,grace and faithfulness are overwhelming. We will continue to kneel.

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessing flow........ Still on my knees! I think of all of you each day.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you guys! I know there is still an unknown journey for you but being home is such happy news. I check your blog every day and pray for you all every night. I don't know you but you will always be in my prayers. This is such happy news and I can't wait to read about more happy news from your sweet family. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy being home with your precious girl, Ben and Shaina. We will definitely keep kneeling and looking forward to updates. Go, Chaia, Go. <3

Tim said...

Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are all home! We'll keep kneeling and praying, Kevin & Rhonda