Saturday, January 19, 2008

Perfect timing.



Some of my friends have perfect timing. They may not even know it, but it's true. Chip, Brock, Bella and Ava all came to the hospital yesterday when Wyndham got her okay to leave and we all rode home together. You would think that such a drive would be a really wonderful thing after the past few days. But it wasn't that rosy, to be honest with you. Wyndham was actually a little 'upset' to be leaving the hospital. She gets nervous when she doesn't know where she is going, and the drive home from the hospital is an unfamiliar one to her. So she was concerned...and that's totally understandable. The part I didn't understand was how two of my kids could be driving Chip and me nuts in a matter of less than 10 minutes of being all together again!
But that's the way brothers and sisters work at ages {almost 9} and 5 1/2.
As soon as we got home Wyndham actually had some tears and seemed 'sad'. This is a result of her letting out the stress she was feeling and the sense of relief of finally being home again. It takes her a few minutes to put everything together that she had been through. We had to comfort her and once her coat and shoes were off she went straight to her room. She smiled at seeing it and then patted her bed- as if to say "I want to sleep here. Right now. I missed my bed."
It was cute and she didn't need to tell me how she felt. I was feeling and thinking the exact same things. =) She managed to take a long afternoon nap. I managed to do a couple of loads of laundry and unpack our bags. Neither Chip or I knew what we were going to make for dinner. He headed off to dinner and I was planning to email him a grocery list when the doorbell rang. It was a friend of mine I know only a little bit through the SIStv website. We scrapped together in Grand Rapids awhile ago.
She was smiling when I opened the door...and was holding a potted tulip, and a big tray of food. After a second trip to her car for more goodies, she came in and we talked for a bit. I appreciated her hug and encouragement. After she left I looked at my kitchen counter filled with more than enough food for dinner. I could have had some neighbors over for an early SuperBowl party! =)
Deli meat and cheese and relishes and assorted breads for making sandwiches and a big platter of cookies topped it all off. It was perfect timing for us. It made me feel like God really does care about even the littlest details of our lives- that at the time are really BIG details or concerns.
I send my thanks in a big way to all my scrap friends at Scrap In Style TV. Both my local Michigan girls and the Fashionistas have been so generous and thoughtful and concerned about the whole family and just wanted to make life a little bit easier right now. It worked!
We were all able to eat a good dinner last night; we all slept really well; and the flowers are opening today and brightening our home as the cold and snow are keeping us in. Today we rested, got some much-needed house-keeping done and there was game time and videos too. Not to mention Hannah Montana and Mario Galaxy on the Wii. =) I found a few minutes to cut some scraps up and make a little card. I'm hoping to be able to make more cards, because the truth is I have lots of people that I owe thank-you's to at this time.
I may not have gotten my Christmas cards all out on time this year. But the good news is that Thank You cards can be mailed and they are delivered 'on time' no matter when they are received. That's what I call perfect timing. =)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog a few days ago. I am so glad Wyndham is doing better. God is good!

Erica said...

I'm glad that Wyndham is home and doing better. Again I have to say that you are an amazing woman. God Bless!

All moments remembered said...

I am so glad you are all home again where you belong. I wish you all such sweet dreams while you catch back up on needed sleep.
I believe everything happens for a reason in our lives. Just as finding your blog has touched a spot in me. You bring me back to my faith every time I read your words. I have started praying more and more lately. I have felt a stonge presence of the Lord in my life again. I know he has always been there but you know when you drift away your heart seems to miss his messages sometimes. Thank you for all you have done for my soul with your stories and your strong faith! I wish you and your family much happiness.
Hugs to my cyber friend!!
Stacey

Anonymous said...

happy to read she is home again safe and sound :)

corinnexxx

Anonymous said...

It is great to know that Wyndham is home now. I find both you and her to be an inspiration to me and shine light on just how thankful I should be that my closed head injury is only as bad as what it is and not worse, sometimes I feel like giving up and then I read about people like Wyndham and yourself and the fact that you deal with the position you are in and I try to live my life to the fullest and praise God for all the good he has done for me. I also have been praying a lot for Wyndham and the entire family that things will get better so I am excited to know everyone is together at home again. A close friend of mine (another amazing woman that can work through anything) had told me on the phone that morning that she was going to bring some trays of food to your house. It gave me goosebumps to know how much people care and get close to each other even on a website where you do not meet some of the people in person. Anyhow, I hope I will get the chance to meet you someday. I have seen you when I went to therapy at Hope Network and you would be dropping off or picking up Wyndham but I don't remember ever actually talking to you. I know a lot of people have and continue to tell you how amazing you are. I just want to tell you I feel the same way and when Lori told me I should check out your blog, it gave me goosebumps as well as incentive to continue to do what I can with what I have. Thanks for all of your help and best wishes to you and your family. All of you will still be in my prayers. I got a card in the mail from Penny not so long ago and she mentioned how much she missed certain of us patients and Wyndham was one of them :)

Julie said...

Glad that you're all back home, Jody and hope you are all on the mend. May blessings continue to flow to you all (and I hope to see you at a crop soon!).

Julie

Lori said...

Jody, just wanted you to know that I'll be thinking about you all tomorrow when you head back to GR.!! Hope you've had a relaxing weekend!!

Much LUB!!

Silvitanova said...

I'm so happy for you that Wyndham is home! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so glad that the video made you smile!
I'm reading and reading your blog now....

BlessedDaily! said...

great to hear you and your whole family are at home. you remain in our prayers....

Anonymous said...

So glad that Wyndham is home..and happy to be sleeping in her own bed. The pics you took of your SISters' kindness are great, but the story behind the pics brought tears to my eyes...I love how beautiful people are when we need them. Take care!

Rhonda :)

inara said...

I am glad Wyndham is doing better. Isn't our God a good God. He takes care of us, even when we can't see it in the moment, we can usually see it later, after the drama passes, and things seem to make more sense.

Sherri P eh said...

God bless Wyndham and your whole family Jody. I'm so glad she's back home and you're all together again. I hope your year gets waaaaay better from here on. I admire your strength, courage and your ability to share so openly. Be well.

Lisa said...

So glad you are all back home! God Bless!