Thursday, July 31, 2008

In Hillsboro

Well, we made it to my mother in law's house at 10:00 tonight. We didn't get released from the hospital in Boise until after 2:00 (1:00 Pacific Time), and then we had to stop in Baker to throw more stuff that I would need in the car before driving on to Portland. Poor Nathan is very ready to not be driving for a while...he drove 6 hours yesterday (to Boise, to Baker, back to Boise) and then 8 hours today. What a trooper.

I couldn't believe how hard it was to leave my house today. I was bawling my eyes out. Unless some major miracle happens, I won't see my home again for about two and a half months. For a home-body like me, that is an incredibly difficult pill to swallow. On top of that, I don't get to see my dog for that same amount of time and my husband has to leave me for 5 days at a time to go back to work. I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I am very aware of how wonderful of a thing it is that my mother in law is willing to take me in for so long. But this is quite possibly one of the most difficult things I've had to face, especially when I won't have Nathan right by my side for a good chunk of it. All I can do is hope that his employer will figure out how to make it possible for him to do his work from a distance, and fast, so he can join me here. I don't think I fully comprehended, until now, exactly how much I need him.

The big blessing was that when we got here, my sister in law and mother in law helped Nathan put together my bedroom in the guest room. I have my alarm clock from home (complete with a cd of songs from our wedding), a tv with a dvd player, our Wii, my laptop, my pillows, and all of my clothes put away in either the closet or the dresser. Tomorrow Nathan will go out and get me some food and other things I need, and then we head to our appointment with the doctor at Emanuel that's at 3:30. I'm hoping for some sort of good news. Not sure what, but anything positive would be incredibly welcome at this time.

Please be praying not only for the health of the boys and for my health, but also that my spirits would be lifted, because right now I'm in a pretty big funk. And I don't foresee this getting any easier.

2 comments:

Arly said...

Hey girlio. Isn't family such a wonderful thing. I'm glad they are there to help you out.

I could say all sorts of cliches, but I know that would just be annoying. Just remember, there are TONS of people out there that will do whatever you need in this time of uncertainty. :)

Carly Carlson said...

It's so great that your mother in law is helping so much, Lindy! I'm sure it will get easier, there are going to be hard times I'm sure, but you'll be ok. You're tough!!
You guys are in our prayers, as always!