Thursday, September 10, 2009

Homecoming Eve

Not a lot to tell tonight. We are just getting ready to pick up Gaines tomorrow morning. Beau is out right now picking up prescriptions and he just put Gaines' car seat in the car. I let our rooster stay up later tonight in hopes that he will sleep past 4:30 tomorrow. Pray with me.

Today has been a great day. We said goodbye to some of our sweet nurses today. Very bittersweet. The nurses, women's director and nursing director all got Gaines a "Good Luck" cake. So sweet of them. I wonder if I will cry when we leave tomorrow? When we left GW I was ok walking out of the NICU but lost it in the elevator. I guess we'll see.

This afternoon as I was driving to the hospital I saw another rainbow but this time it was a full arched could see both sides. I felt like it was God saying...I told you. He did.

Our road isn't over but we are in such a better place than we were four or five months ago. It was raining today as I walked into the hospital and I thought it was very fitting. It reminded me of those early days when we trudged back and forth from the hospital in the cold drizzly rain. I was talking to the nurses today and remembered some of those really bad, dark days. They seem so far away now. God never promised us an easy road, but He does promise to never leave us and I'm here to tell you its true. I am amazed and in awe of God tonight as I think back on how far Gaines has come. He is such a miracle and is definitely in this world for a reason.

Please keep us in your prayers as we close a chapter and open a new in our journey tomorrow.

Love to all,



Diana said...

Praising God that you will all be home together! Congratulations! God has carried you this far and will continue to carry you as you have a new set of struggles as you get home. Praying for you guys!

Jennifer said...

It has been a few days since I checked it - well, imagine my surprise to check in tonight and see your sweet baby is coming home!! How exciting - God surely has great plans for this miracle boy! Praying tomorrow is everything you dreamed about!

JalenasMommy said...

I've been following your blog since you started it,not sure how I came across it,but I am glad I did.Your story is amazing, Gaines is a miracle! I am so happy for your all! When I read the coming home post I was on my way to work this morning, I cried tears of your for your family! God is good!please continue to update us on Gaines, and post pictures! Thank you for sharing your miracle with us!

JalenasMommy said...

So much for spellcheck ;-) should say "tears of joy!"

EllisFamily said...

Hallelujah! Brittany, Babs has been keeping Mom and I posted, but of course we are on the blog several times a day waiting for the post. I know you and Beau are relieved and apprehensive at the same time, but I pray for God's continued wisdom and peace. Never forget this testimony...share it regularly and passionately. Good luck, and when you find a brief moment, post for us!!!

Katelyn (Powell) Ellis

otherwise known as mom said...

Praying for your successful trip home with baby Gaines today

Tiffany Dawn said...

My eyes have welled up with tears. i love that you noticed the rainbow and are claiming God's promise. This new chapter will be a challenge at first but then you'll look back and all of this will feel like such a blur! He'll be in preschool and running and picking on his older brother and you'll have a whole new set of parenting things to work out! Thank you so much for sharing your story.

Bless you guys!!

Tiffany in Dallas

Thomas and Jamie said...

Alright...I was okay until the "I Told You So" moment...and now I'm a mess at work...THANKS!

No, truly, thank you for proving your faith and using this for God's glory! I'm praying right now as Gaines is probably snuggling down in his car seat for the first time!! God bless you guys and I can't wait to hear about how things are going AT HOME!!!!!

run26.2mom said...

God is amazing! And so are you and your family for keeping faith and hope during your journey.

I had written on your blog right before Gaines was born and then I have followed your blog consistently keeping you in my prayers. I work daily with "preemies" as a PT. Gaines is a fighter. He will thrive at home! Don't get overwhelmed with all the therapies and can stress you out... Take a deep breath and just enjoy the moment! You have two miracles to enjoy! You have beautiful children :)

The Tylers said...

I have been a faithful reader of your blog and am so excited for y'all. Praise God for his work and thank you for stengthening my faith through yours. May God continue his blessings now and always.

Lori said...

I hope your day goes smoothly. It will be an adjustment for all 5 of you (Jack).

Katie said...


I am so, so, so very happy for you all.

K, D & J