Abby is home, pain free and smiling. Her spinal tap went great, she wasn't scared at all and her breathing was perfect. God is good. She did take her now-customary 6 hour "nap" after her sedation but the extra rest has given her a burst of energy that we are treasuring.
Garrett is doing much better tonight. No complaints of pain and the physical therapists are impressed with how hard he is working. He is doing so well they are moving him to a rehab hospital tomorrow! That is a huge step towards being ready to come home.
Thank you for praying for our family and for taking the time to write us. In the tough moments, your words bring us much comfort. Abby was thrilled with the birthday messages. Thank you for making her feel loved.
When I look back over the last year there are a lot of painful experiences I could focus on but what remember the most are the people who have stood beside our family, prayed for us and reached out us when we were hurting and celebrated each victory.
God has truly blessed our family during 2009. We had 365 precious days with our children, made many new friends, and were loved and cared for by our family and church friends.
My hope for the new year is that we will have more opportunities to help others and to serve God.
I want to say as well, THANK YOU! for all your kind notes and attention. It is truly amazing that thousands of people we have never seen can truly make up a "family" that cares about us. Amazing...
Happy New Year From Abby & Sami
They were the only ones left with any energy at the stroke of midnight!