Friday, April 18, 2008

Here Comes the Sun...

Driving in the beautiful Virginia sunshine today, I looked in my rearview mirror to see my lovely two year old son singing along with the radio. Playing on the station was the Beatles' song Here Comes the Sun and I was struck by how we have truly come into the light these past few weeks. The seven week marathon in Baltimore is slowly becoming a distant memory for all of us and we are enjoying each moment being out & about and being home with the rest of our family. For me, there is no question that God used that time away to teach me a few things about myself, specifically my persistent & irritating desire to be in control of all things...at all times. It also reminded me that I don't truly depend on God until God is all I have to hold on to. Chedner has come through the journey mostly true to his self. He has recovered physically and has not only caught back up developmentally, but is making big gains in his ability to communicate. I'd say the one lingering after effect of the hospital stay is his tendency to break down quickly and have massive temper tantrums when things aren't going as he'd like...then again, I seem to have the same response these days! We want to say a big thanks to all the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Johns Hopkins Childrens in Baltimore. You will see many of them in the slideshow. They were fantastic and helped to make a long stay much more bearable and even managed to make it enjoyable at times. They all took good care of both of us and we appreciate their efforts more than we can say. For the next year or so, Chedner has a break from surgery. He will need more in the future, but for now for the time being he can enjoy just being a little boy. And for that, we are eternally grateful...

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3 comments:

Ben F. said...

Wonderful, Fran! Thanks for taking time to put this show together. I'm so glad that Chedner is back home with you guys. You have hearts of solid gold.

Rebekah Hubley said...

Fran, he looks absolutely fabulous!

Fran said...

Thanks! Ched is doing incredibly well and is so determined to be on his feet and chasing all the other guys. Who needs a PT, all you really need in life are big brothers to keep up with. Children are truly resilent and it helped me to put this together to see how strong he is to have come through this with lots of smiles and few fears.