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 💜