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Blake’s Story

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We Are Home!

This entry will be short because as the title says, WE ARE HOME! We were discharged this afternoon and although Blake asked for Chick fila last Sunday, he decided he would like McDonalds' nuggets and sweet tea. That was what he got--and he ate 75% of it. As he sits beside me right now eating popcorn and watching The Wizard of Oz, it is good to see him eat again! My vacation time started at 5pm today so I hope to make up for some lost time. Unfortunately Juliet may have a little virus so we are having to continue our isolation of Blake. I am so ready to have my family under one roof again. With my work schedule and her sleeping schedule, I have not been able to see my daughter in person since in multiple days and it is killing me! If I were to see a silver lining it would be that our plan is to sleep and to do so fiercely. Juliet may elect to spoil that. 

I want to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone. I believe we had nearly 20 people come by to sit with us during the surgery. We have had numerous cards, calls, texts, etc so thank you one and all for your concerns. Some have sent Blake care packages full of candy, games, and other fun things. Most of all, we thank you for your prayers. The surgeons and nurses are good, but God is the Great Physician. He has many instruments to perform His surgeries. He uses surgeons and nurses, but I believe He uses His community of believers in a very profound way. You are what pulled us through. Thanks is never enough!
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Bryan and Jenna Britt
By Bryan and Jenna Britt
Love you guys! Hoping and praying things are still going well at the Rader house. Please tell Blake we said hello!
Amy Lemmons
By Amy Lemmons
We are so thrilled that Blake is back home in time for the holidays. Praise the Lord for His tender mercies! Love you all. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Barbara Rader
By Barbara Rader
I am do thrilled that Blake is home and eating better. Recovery is always sweeter at home. I hope Juliet is better and you can all be together soon. Love you all !
Patricia Hurst
By Pat Hurst
Thank you Lord.
Teresa Pirtle
By Teresa Pirtle
So glad to hear you all are home. Again answered prayers!! Hope Juliet is better soon and you all can be under one roof again. We have missed her at preschool!! Love you all and hope you have a very Merry Christmas. I think you have already received the best present ever, besides the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus!!
Kathy Martel-Sileno
By Kathy Martel-Sileno
Wonderful news! Merry Christmas to your family.
Mary Holloway
By Mary Alice Holloway
I am rejoicing!
Wayne Gordon
By Wayne Gordon (Mr. Wayne)
Good-no, GREAT news!!
Lisa Ledbetter
By Lisa Ledbetter
So glad to hear you will all be home for Christmas and Blake is doing so well. Hope Juliet feels better soon. Praying for rest and recovery for all of you.
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