Hopefully, we've learned a lot about how to take care of Sam (we feel we do) and how to handle her going into the hospital. We've also learned how a hospital staff operates and while I don't completely understand the chain of command, I've learned how to get things accomplished most of the time. In the coming days, as we get settled back in to life here at Smithica, I'll write more about it.
Anyway, we came home last night to a wonderful surprise. Samantha's best friend Savannah and her family (as well as another neighborhood kid) decorated our front door and garage for Sam. Here are some pics of what we came home to:
One of the things I will actually miss from the hospital stay is the view we got from the room. It was wonderful for contemplation and for seeing God's handiwork (ok, and humanity's handiwork as well).
Pretty soon I'll be going back to writing about issues affecting the military and Christianity, but for today I'm just going to be happy we're all home again under the same roof. Thank you all for your prayers and your help. We needed you and you came through.