This is Christi, and I am so very happy to finally be able to update this. I have been home from the hospital for about a week and a half. I keep being told that my progress will be slow and steady, to just be patient. The Lord is teaching me patience for sure!
What I really want share is my gratitude for the absolutely remarkable outpouring of love and kindness that my family and I have been shown these past few weeks. My surgery and the time following, went pretty much opposite as I had planned in my head! God had different plans and his plans were far better than mine. While in the hospital, I had constant peace about the situation. I wasn't able to visit with my children or other family members, but that made us appreciate phone conversations and facetime calls, that much more.❤️. Each of my three children were just blown away by the number of phone calls, texts checking in on them, meal offers, etc. They each said, "Mom, you are so loved." It impacted them and made the entire situation easier for them. Thank you. I appreciate every single text, voicemail, message on here and facebook, card, and act of kindness. The day I came home from the hospital, I was surprised by a beautiful yard. Friends had even come by and weeded, planted flowers and bushes, and laid fresh pine straw. Seriously! I'm just in awe.
I could go on and on. I think my message is this. I try to teach my children and my students to be kind. We need more of that in our world. God has blessed us with so much kindness. I will never get over it and I will always strive to pay it forward. I'm thankful for today and for each step of progress that I make. Thank you for helping us through this.
With much love,