Monday, March 8, 2010

Home away From Home

What a day!! It was so hard to say goodbye to Brady. Call me a mother hen, but I just need my boys close to me. It didn't help that he was feeling a little under the weather. He, on the hand, was pretty happy about his situation!!

Our appt. in Winnipeg was done by about 2:45, and we made it to the airport in plenty of time. It was encouraging to talk to the surgical coordinator at the clinic about the sugery, hearing how quickly little ones recover from it (and that at this age they don't remember it either!).

Nate went a little crazy in the airplane. I don't think I've ever seen him that hyper and excited!! After all the 'exciting' stuff was over and we reached altitude, he fell asleep in my lap. It was 5pm by then, so his nap was overdue. His grandpa would be proud that he was such a good flyer!

We're all settled in to our room here. Don is lying down with Nate to help him fall asleep, and the alarm is set for 5:30. Oy!

It's been a pretty emotional day for me. Every step of the day brought us closer to the reality of what is ahead. Saying good night to Brady on the phone tonight was also incredibly hard.

Nate is blissfully unaware of what is to come, and that just breaks my heart.

Thanks to everyone who is praying for us, and to each person who has sent us a note with their prayers and encouragement. Although each one makes me cry :) hearing from you blesses us in a big way!

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Bonnie said...

Dear Carole, I am thinking of you always, and my heart is full of prayers for you, Don and Nate.
Thanks for keeping us updated. Wish we could be there with you, but thankful our Lord is holding your hand! Psalm 37

kristin said...

Glad to hear everything has gone smoothly so far Carole. THinking of you lots!
Love Kristin

Eva said...

Praying for both your little one and you guys ... it must be very hard emotionally. I will be in prayer for him tomorrow!

vesau said...

I have read your post and am praying for your peace. I can not imagine your heart let alone your precious son's. Praying that all will go ahead as planned and that Nate will be protected and restored to perfection.