Big Day

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

right before the tubes came out
up and moving around

As most of you know Griffin had his chest tubes removed today. It was a thrilling moment because for the first time in four weeks he hasn't had tubes hanging out of his chest. He was excited (not during the process but afterward) and was up and running around not long after.

So where do we go from here?

Tomorrow morning he will have another echo and if everything looks good we will be released later in the morning. I am still in shock. I can't really comprehend the idea of going home.
It seems surreal.
It feels impossible.
In my mind I keep thinking; can this really be happening.

It is happening and I am so thankful. As all the comments started pouring in today, of people who were thankful on our behalf, I was brought to tears. Someone reminded me of the story in Mark 2 where four friends lowered a man who was sick through the roof to be healed by Jesus. They didn't give up, they persevered, they had faith, they fought on behalf of that man. That is what each of you have done. You have fought for Griffin. Some of you don't even know us. When it seemed like there was no way, more people would message us and say "we too, are praying for you and your family." Thank you. I firmly believe in the power of prayer and each of you has played a part in our family arriving at this point.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and I will keep you posted as to what happens tomorrow.

they gave Griffin a special cake for being so brave
he is ready to dig in


rickandcindymeyers said...

Hooray! Hooray! Thanking the Lord with you!

Rick and Cindy

Katherine said...

this is AWESOME news. how great to see him up and around without any tubes! i am so glad that your whole family will be together again, under one roof, tomorrow. you guys are incredible!

Steve said...

Way to go Griffin!!!

Very brave guy. I'll bet it feels great to be home with the family.

You have a great mommy and daddy! They obviously love you very much.

Love you guys, The Yates'

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