Day 49, There’s No Place Like Home

There’s been a flurry of activity yesterday and today in preparation for Amber to come home. As terrifying as it is to leave this support — this crutch; the hospital, our nurses, and our doctors, there is something to be said for There’s No Place Like Home.

Matt and I know that going home is going to greatly help complete the task of devouring our elephant, and get us ready for the whale, which is the next phase. There’s nothing like home . . . Home sweet home, with Amber’s siblings, Amber’s own bed, and best of all, Amber’s best buddy Rea.

Amber has come so far and has made such great strides. It even seems that Amber’s recovery has come along a bit more quickly than some expected early on here. Yes, Amber worked her buns off making that possible but it wasn’t just her hard work and desire that got her to this place. As we’ve written several times, the medical care, the human care, provided here at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has been incredible. But there’s more to it than that.

Matt and I would like to express our gratitude to you, our family and friends. You, who prayed. You, who supported. You who took the time to set up prayer services and send mass enrollment cards. For creating cards and decorations, making food, sending care packages and gifts, or even just offering a positive thought about her. All of this — this overwhelming adoration and care for our little girl and for our family, it makes our hearts and souls rejoice. I honestly wish I could open my heart and show you how full it is of love and joy.

You all helped in Amber’s recovery from a major stroke. You helped Amber wake up, and move her right side, and talk, drink and eat. You helped her color, read, move her left leg and foot. You helped Amber have amazing MRI results and safe surgeries. You helped Amber to stand, walk and go up stairs. You helped her move her left arm and hand. You helped Amber to get her spunk, sweetness and sass back. YOU helped her, and you helped us. Every single one of you. God brought us together for a reason . . .

💜 From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You 💜

13 thoughts on “Day 49, There’s No Place Like Home

  1. Incredibly happy for Amber and the whole family! Enjoy this major milestone in Amber’s recovery!

  2. So very happy for you all!!!! Home sweet home! Keep up the great work! She’s an amazing supergirl, with super parents. ❤️

  3. There is no place like home. Home
    Open to you
    Meals to be eaten with family
    Everyone you love (including Rea)

  4. Congratulations on being home. I can’t wait to see the continued progress until Amber’s full recovery. God bless you and keep all of you strong and focused, as you have been, on every little (HUGE) accomplishment and passed hurtle, every one of them a miracle.

  5. So happy Amber is going home! No place like home 🏠 sending love 💗 prayers for an amazing reunion with sisters and brother and family! Love hugs from the Youngs❤️❤️🙏🏻😍

  6. Amber, I am so happy that you are coming home today. We at St. Joseph School are rejoicing with you. There is no place like home!!!! God bless you!

  7. Amber! Welcome home, brave girl! We are happy that you are back,and getting better every day! Summer is on the way! Blessings and prayers to your entire family! With love and prayers, Miss Crosby and students

  8. I’m so glad she is home. Just having that comfort of being in her space with her things will help Amber recover even more quickly. Bring on that elephant and the whale, we can take them.

  9. Caron, you and Matt allowed us to be part of this Journey with Amber and you. You are the one that opened to Door for us and I Thank You for that my cousin that whom I am SO Proud of!!!!!

  10. Yes, Thank you so those amazing Dr’s and nurses who have helped Amber in her journey. Helped the Smith family in this huge ordeal. You will be forever remembered and praised. Thank You!!
    Yay Ambers coming home baby!!!

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