"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

16 February 2011

Halmoni's Here and a Kerry Update

I don't often think of flights taking off early, but arriving at their destinations early is almost unheard of! But my mom's flight from JFK -- the last leg of her trip -- did just that, and she got here 45 minutes earlier than scheduled. Thank goodness for a flexible friend who was able to leave his job early to pick her up!

As she felt my belly soon after she arrived, my mom said, "Okay, Baby. Even Halmoni's here now, so you can come out."

Nich worked an extra hour yesterday to make up for some of the time that he's missing with the more frequent appointments at the OB, so once he got home, we went out to the Korean restaurant -- the only one we know of in the drive-able area -- for dinner.

After returning home, Mom was tuckered out from her 23 hours of traveling, and I was pretty exhausted myself from restless nights over the past three days, so we all headed to bed. I think I fell asleep between 8:30-9:00 last night and slept soundly until 5:30 this morning! I didn't even hear our friend Ben's nightly text message updating us about how Kerry's doing; I was that tired.

Speaking of Kerry, she's doing much better. She had an injection in her vocal cords this morning to help her voice. She was moved from the stepdown unit from the ICU. She passed the swallow study, so she can now have small sips of thickened liquids, liked thickened ginger ale and thickened apple juice. She's gaining strength. By 4:00 pm yesterday, she had walked half a mile. They did find a little blood in her stomach, so they're doing an endoscope today to see what's going on, but Ben says that the doctors don't seem terribly concerned about it. Thanks to those of you who have been praying for Kerry, Ben, and their family!

1 comment:

  1. Glad she arrived safely. These babies have their own ideas! Maybe Grandma can talk some sense into him :P