Saturday, December 19, 2009

RELEASED

What an exciting morning I had! Daddy was released from the hospital today "for good behavior," as he says. I can't believe it--after almost 7 weeks he is finally home. He has gotten so much better since the ventilator was removed, and he was finally able to sign himself out of the hospital. Isn't it crazy when you can be grateful that you can hold a pen and write your own name? As they were getting the wheelchair to take him out he said: "Well that was an interesting way to waste two months of my life." And I told him that whether or not it is a waste is up to him. He will be able to gain a lot of strength from this time knowing that the Lord spared his life. He agreed with me of course and before we knew it he was getting wheeled outside to breathe in some delicious, cold, inverted Utah air.

I really can't describe how happy and grateful I am that this was our outcome. The torturous weeks when we didn't know what was going to happen to my dad already feel like a faraway dream or rather, nightmare. The Lord in His mercy has given us the best Christmas gift of all time.

6 comments:

Christy said...

Your Dad looks so happy! I'm so glad he's home and doing better. What a huge blessing!

John and Valerie said...

The beard looks good.. he should keep it a little white! :) I am so glad he is home!!!

mistieleigh said...

Haleluja!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(sorry if that's missed spelled).

Johnson's said...

I'm also so happy to hear that this was the outcome...and just in time for Christmas!
I just wanna know: When is the beard coming off? Didn't he say he was shaving when he was released from the hospital? LOL
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!

Suzette Willmore said...

happy news! now you enjoy this wonderful season to it's fullest!!!

The Hopkins Family said...

I am so happy for you, I hope you enjoy the holidays with your whole family Love you guys