Friday, April 02, 2010

Word of the Day

HOME!

That's right! You heard me!

All the orders have been written.

The room has been packed up.

Miss Elaina will be giving her final farewells to the wonderful staff at South Davis Community Hospital this morning!




My emotions are ALL OVER THE PLACE! It seems like I can't stop the tears from flowing. What a journey this has been... She's been admitted either at Primary's or South Davis for nearly TWO years! (Her last official stint at home was in May of 2008).

I've had the pleasure of meeting many, many, many fabulous nurses, CNA's and Respiratory Therapists. I've had the opportunity to meet many wonderful families and make lifelong friends. With that said, I am so excited for this new chapter in our lives!

Elaina was able to spend the last 2 weekends at home as we "transitioned". She was an absolute joy. Such a happy girl. She KNOWS what home is. She KNOWS she belongs here. In fact, she's showed me in no uncertain terms that she did NOT appreciate me taking her back to the hospital. She is going to be SO thrilled to be home to stay. Ben is super excited to have his sister home. He's on her side, you see. He did his best the last two weekends to convince me that Elaina didn't have to go back to the hospital at the end of our weekend visits. I heard him whisper to her when she was upset about being back in the hospital "I
told Mom not to bring you back here. It's all her fault..." Little stinker.... :)

I've hesitated in making this announcement, because of the Jinx factor... In the past, every time I mentioned the "H" word, something would happen and instead of coming home, it would slip further away. But this time it's real. She's coming home to stay!

Wow. We're going to have so much fun! We're going to make so many wonderful memories, and actually get to LIVE without so many wires and monitors!

Well, I've got to GO. My little Bug is waiting for me. :)

HOME........ where the Heart is!

Love,
Hollie, Ben and Elaina

21 comments:

Christina said...

I am so thrilled for your sweet little family! What a blessing it will be to have Elaina HOME. She is an amazing little girl.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Jacob's Momma

Aimee Hardy said...

That is fantastic news. Amazing. What a miracle and blessing.

Aimee

TheHeapsClan said...

YAY!!! I am SO EXCITED for you guys!! Congrats and welcome home baby girl!!!! Take care sweetheart!

One Happy Heart Family said...

That is so super exciting!! Congrats to you guys!!!

Stephanie @ Ralphcrew said...

This is HUGE!!!Congrats! Oops, my eyes are leaking.

The Portas said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!!! This totally makes my day! Congrats to all of you, I cannot even imagine the joy you must feel over this news. I am going to do a little happy HOME dance for you right now because I'm overjoyed at this news!

Yayayayayayaaaayyyyy!!!!!!

Valerie said...

Yay!!! Such good news. Elainabug will sure love being home!

Ryan and Hilary said...

Oh Holly I couldn't be happier for you!! She is a little miracle baby! It has been a long journey. Time to start a new chapter. Yahoo!! Congratulations!! Much lovexoxoxoox Hilary

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

I had tears in my eyes this morning when I read that. I put it in the perspective that Nathan and Elaina are just weeks apart. What a long journey! I am so elated for all of you to experience being a family together at home! Prayers are truly answered in your behalf.

Congrats!!!

Heidi said...

You are making me cry at my desk! What a wonderful day for you--miracles DO happen. :)

Kathryn said...

The happy day is finally here. We can't wait to come and see you!!

Melissa said...

That is the best news!!!!

Bethany said...

I'm so happy for you! We're right around the corner if you ever need us to help run errands or anything. Congrats!

Anderson Family said...

Oh Hollie - I am so thrilled to hear you say that she gets to go HOME! You have been on a very long journey and I am excited that your new chapter begins today. She will love being home surrounded by those who love her most! Congratulations!

Amber said...

BEYOND happy for you! This is so awesome it's nuts!!! I have no doubt she will absolutely blossom at home. Sharing in your joy...

Monica said...

I am SO happy for you guys! What great news! She has come such a long way and I'm so so happy that she is doing well, knows what home is and now gets to stay there! I hope you guys have a great Easter/Conference weekend! :)

Becca Jane said...

I'm so excited for your family! What a wonderul Easter gift for you. Thank you for your example to me of cherishing each moment with our little ones. Love you!

Pace and Liz said...

Congratulations!!! We are sooooo excited for you! You are such a great example of patience, love, strength, and hope!

Take care,
Liz, Pace & Kairi Abbott

Emily@Little Forever Family said...

This is the best news!!! I am so excited for your guys!!!

Tina:0) said...

WOO-HOO!!! What a wonderful suprise to read this post this morning! I'm so happy for all of you! This new journey is going to be wonderful... can't wait to see photos of Miss Elaina from HOME!!!! Congratulations to you all!

Mickie said...

Hollie,
I am so excited for you that you have your little Elaina Bug home. Home is where she is meant to be. Being with Mommy and Ben will only make her stronger. I will surely miss you all, especially little Elaina and her cute smiling face. I look forward to reading your blog and keeping up to date with her progress. I'm sure you already know how special Elaina is to our (SDCH) hearts. Take care and please visit us (SDCH).
Mickie Rogers