Monday, April 7, 2008

Home...

Wow, I can't believe how much has happened in the past week...really...a ton! Mike and I found out that he could come home on Thursday instead of Friday! So of course we were excited...but both, in the back of our minds, we were incredibly nervous! We found out that we had reason to be nervous...it's a heck of a lot of work. I am learning...now that we don't have their help...how much the nurses did for Mike! But we have grown closer through these past days then throughout this entire experience! It has been hard to see him struggle to learn a new way of living...we have to lean on each other so much. But boy, am I proud of him! He is so strong and so brave! I'm not at my own computer....so I can't show any video...but here's some pictures of the last week! Mike...I sure love ya!



We went to a movie for "public integration!" Mike's Occupational Therapist took us to Winsong (which Mike gets in free from now on...Saweet!) The idea, was to show him that we can still do fun things...life still goes on! We had a great time...some serious spills with the popcorn happened...but that just made for some great laughs...and a great date! Isn't he cute!

On Saturday Mike was able to go to Priesthood Conference with all of his brothers, father and grandfather! I don't know about you...but I think Mike is loved!

Mike and I are in awe at the love we have been shown by soooo many! We just can't believe how many people are helping and doing so much for us! We sit here wishing we could do something to show how grateful we are...but don't know how. So all we can say at this point is THANK YOU! And know that someday, when we get back on our feet, we will do all that we can to "pay it forward!" With all the gratitude in our hearts...Love, Michael, Michelle, Brody and Jocelyn

10 comments:

Jessica said...

Michelle!
That is fantastic! I am so happy for you guys... I bet its wonderful having your hubby home! Well you guys are the best!
Love You GUYS TONS!!!
Jessica Evans

Becky said...

Michelle, this is awesome! I bet it is so great to have him with you and you can be a family. You guys are amazing

Shambonies said...

oh my gosh!! I feel like i just talked to you and now mike is home!! he looks so good and seems to be progressing so fast he has a very strong spirit!! and not to mention you!! You look amazing!! skinny very skinny and so pretty and your babies i love them they are so stinkin cute so i was gonna call you today and then i was like hmm well what time does she go to bed and when will she not be bust so i will just try calling randomly and see waht happens but i am home now so i will be sending your package as soon as possible!! love you and ps i put your names in the temple!! ok talk to you soon

The Larson Family said...

Congrats on Mike coming home! And a day early too. That's great! You guys look like you're enjoying getting back to your life, even if it is a huge challenge to adjust. I'm keeping you in my prayers and hope all goes well for you!

Brandon and Tina Goss said...

You guys are so cute! We are so happy that Mike is home! I'm sure there will be a long adjustment period to your new way of life....just remember we love you guys and we'd do anything to help you! We continue to pray for you. Love, The Goss Family

Craig & Nicole said...

You guys look great. I am so glad that Mike was able to come home. Looks like you had a great time on your date! Please let us know if there is something we can do.

Luke Traci and Bailee Bulkley said...

I found your blog via face book. My heart just broke when we heard about the accident, but I am inspired by your attitudes and perspective. You are in our prayers! You guys have such a beautiful family. Congrats on being able to be home!

Jodi Lybbert said...

Home!! Yeah!!!
I can't wait to see you this week!! I haven't even told Xander yet, because he'll be so excited to see Brody, that I won't get a minute's rest.
We have one of his toys here, and every time Xander finds it he says, "Uh oh... Brody's truck..., Brody needs his truck, Mom." (Obviously not that articulate... but that's what he's meaning... :-)

Becky (0: said...

Michelle and Mike,
You guys look great! So fun to get out and go to the movies! We spill the popcorn all the time! (0: I bet it is amazing and scary and fun to have Mike home! I know that the Lord loves you guys so much and is happy to see you doing so well! You are amazing and we love you guys!
love,
Becky (0:
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{natalie} said...

Michelle....I can't believe how great Mike looks. You guys are amazing. truly an inspiration