There's no place like home. I've said it many times before, but I mean it all the more today! We've been away from home for almost 2 weeks. It felt so good to pull up into our drive and walk into our home! It was like receiving a great big hug! :)
Joy was released from the hospital on Saturday around noonish. We had planned a mini trip to Alabama that was supposed to be from Friday until Tuesday. Well, we figured that was just out of the question. But......when Joy's doctor knew what we had planned, she told us we should go.....to just go straight from the hospital, if we could. She said it would do Joy good and keep her mind off every noticeable "twinge" or "hint" of pain that she would still be having even after she was released. She said it would be a great distraction. So, we did just that. Jason made a trip to the house the night before and got a few things that we would need for Joy. We already had a few changes of clothes there from living in the hospital for 9 days. So, when they signed her released papers Saturday morning, we left the hospital, stopped and got a pain medicine prescription filled and were then on our way to Alabama (to my brother's house)! It did turn out to be a good distraction for her and for all of us. We had a good time just relaxing. We just made it home late this afternoon.
As good as it was and a nice distraction, it is just plain ole good to be HOME. :)
Thank you for the prayers for Joy. We are continuing to pray that she never has another "episode" of the pancreatitis.....complete healing is what we're praying for. But we do thank the Lord for bringing her through this!
I also wanted to invite you all to join me tomorrow morning on the sunporch for a visit with another blogging friend. She's been blogging quite awhile and I know you'll enjoy the visit! I hope you'll stop by and join us in the morning!
Have a great evening! :)
♥ Tammy ♥