Nov 19, 2011

{home again}

as of friday afternoon, our sweet little boy came home - after seven weeks.
he was a bit overwhelmed, at all of the newness & color & the quietness of our home compared to the NPCN, but he's a quick adjuster, & i'm pretty sure he is going to like it here :)

we are so loving our time with him all snuggled up at home. & its good to just be in our home again. its been a really long time since we've been here too, except to sleep. we're starting to feel a bit more like ourselves again...

thank you for all of the prayers that have carried us through the past seven weeks, & really the last 10 months. & for all of the prayers that will continue as isaac's little journey progresses. things happened so much differently than we even thought we had prepared ourselves for, but we were reminded again tonite that even though isaac & us have a lot ahead of us that may be really hard & painful, we are just cherishing today & the fact that his body is functioning well & feel so blessed to be his parents…almost a year of  craziness with our first little boy still hasn't left us totally hopeless. maybe a little worn. & maybe a little cried out. but we will experience so much in life that now that we never would with another baby. god picked us out the perfect piece that was missing in our family of two.

leaving the hospital friday was actually a lot more emotional than i thought it would be. as thrilled as we were for isaac to be coming home, his little room was starting to feel more like home than our actual home & we have gotten so used to seeing his nurses & love so many of them, it was really sad thinking that we wont see them often from now on…

but being home is even better than i could have imagined.
we're just joining in on the sleepless parent syndrome. i'm pretty sure we even dreamt about being exhausted last night when i acutally did get a bit of sleep, but we will take the sleepless nights {mostly} gladly.

home to us almost seems free of fanconi anemia & all of the fears of what isaac's future may look like {for now} & he is just a normal, beautiful baby that just wants to be fed ALL the time. so one chapter ends & another begins.

& all i can think about right now…is how hard it is going to be when daniel goes to work & i have to grocery shop & make doctors appointments between his feeding times & all of the 'normal' mommy things that i've missed out on for the last while. & thats a nice thing to try to figure out for a change :)


25 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord! Praying for you 3!

    ♥Samarah

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  2. I have been following Isaac's journey (and yours!) and am SO joyful to read that he is home with his mommy and daddy!
    What a blessing. What a joy.
    God bless your family, from Montreal, Canada :)

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  3. he is so cute! I am so glad he is home with you!!! praying for you all :)

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  4. You guys are such an encouragement. You are so strong and you have the best outlook on all that is going on. I enjoy reading your posts and you truly do inspire me. You will be a great mom to that little boy and I'm sure you're husband will be a great dad. You have a beautiful family and I can't wait to hear about more of your adventures. Praying for you three :)

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  5. So excited for you all that he's home!! And yes, know that the prayers continue.

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  6. He is the cutest. Ok. There I said it. :)

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  7. I'm so happy that your little guy got to go go home. He is such a blessing to you and your husband :)

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  8. So happy Issac has finally made it home, have been keeping your little family in my prayers:)

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  9. so so so happy he's home. that all three of you are home together. can't 7 weeks feel like an eternity?

    God is so good. i read such beauty in your words. makes me praise God.

    praying for you three.

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  10. I am so pleased your little man is finally home with you. Welcome to the world of sleepless nights! Trying to fit things in around feeds can be difficult but it's a good excuse for being late to things!! Just remember relax and enjoy your gorgeous little man. That's what everyone tells me and it's fabulous advice. :-)
    God bless and best wishes from me and my family (including my very own little Isaac!)
    xxx

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  11. So glad you guys are home! You guys are in my prayers!

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  12. I'm so so happy to read that your little man is home with you now :) After reading your post about F.A. I was praying for you and had an image of God pulling you and Daniel in close, so close you could hear his heartbeat for little Isaac. I felt God grieving alongside you at all the things that Isaac has already had to go through BUT in Jeremiah 29v11 he promises that his plans will prevail and Isaacs future is one of hope and blessing. Sorry for the long post, I hope you don't mind but it was such a beautiful image of the two of you in Gods arms! Such great news about Isaac coming home :) x

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  13. Our God is sooo good- so strong and so mighty- there's nothing our God cannot do- for YOU!!
    Praying!!

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  14. I'm so glad your little boy is home! He's adorable! Praying for you guys! :)

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  15. We're SO happy for you all. You will remain in our prayers! Congratulations, you three!

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  16. What beautiful pictures! Congratulations! I'm so happy for your little family! :)

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  17. ahh! so happy to hear. don't worry mindy, you'll be ok :) sending the colemans virtual love from the other side of the world, mady :)

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  18. Oh mindy, what a precious son you have. He is adorable. Congrats on being able to bring Isaac home. I pray you all have restful sleep when you can sneak it in, peace in your heart that God has plans for your family's future far greater than anyone can imagine, and lots of family snuggle time.

    Hebrews 10:23
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Ephesians 3:20
    Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

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  19. So so happy for you and your joyful homecoming. Loved the pics especially those of your beautiful son. Continuing to pray and wishing your family much joy each day.

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  20. So happy and excited for you!!!! Praying for you as a fellow momma that you would find rest and peace in God....also praying still for baby issac! I am glad to see that he is home! What a joy! I can't imagine all the mixed emotions you have right now! Praying.....xxxx

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  21. amazing news!!! god bless you and your family!
    Tatum
    South Africa

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  22. Soooo excited that you were able to bring Isaac home!!!!

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  23. congratulations on bringing home isaac!! he was such a pleasure to care of in NPCN.
    mandy dawkins
    charlotte nc

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  24. Hi Mindy,
    I don't think we've ever met but I'm from Crossway and I'm aware of your son and story. It's beautifully chronicled here. I just heard this song last night and immediately thought of you guys - this singer wrote it when he found out his infant son had a heart defect. They are precious lyrics and figured they would resonate with you. Maybe you've already heard the song. Either way, hope it blesses you today. Much grace and power to you, Daniel and Isaac! Michelle Neese

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIe3PUgu84&feature=BFa&list=PL2E9CDE8819EA6B43&lf=BFp&shuffle=301619

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