Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back Home Where He Belongs!

I was having a hard time feeling decisive on my own, but once Aaron finished his stuff this morning he came to Dexter's bedside and saved the day, as usual. Talking together about the immediate decisions, we agreed right away about getting Dexter home today without a monitor and we felt instant peace. I didn't feel distressed, confused, or overwhelmed, as you may have sensed from this morning's post. And I no longer questioned if those decisions pushed me out of good-mom territory. As far as the other decisions go, we're sure that we'll be blessed with the light we need to see that stretch of path when we've traveled to that point. We're grateful that we've been given enough light to see as far down the path as we need to for now. And I'm so blessed to have Aaron as the head of our household; he really keeps his head together when I'm getting muddled!Aaron and I felt simply JUBILANT walking out of the hospital this afternoon.And Xander and Eldoie were so happy when Dexter got home that they littlerally danced and jumped and squealed for joy.
Families CAN be together forever. And it's so wonderful that we're together NOW, too!

5 comments:

Mirien said...

Oh, I love those pictures. You've been on my mind all day after I read your earlier post--what tough decisions. I'm so glad that you feel peace about taking Dexter home without the machine. And, Monette, don't ever feel like a "bad mom" about anything, because then what would that make the rest of us? You are doing an amazing job and both Dexter and the Lord know it. Love you.

Tracy said...

Hooray, he's home! You've been on my mind too. You are a wonderful mom and what a blessing to feel at peace about the decisions thus far. Hope today is a good one.

The Deru said...

What a breath of fresh air for Dexter! Pun intended. That's wonderful news and we are so happy for you!

arizonamama said...

You are a brilliant mother, entitled to revelation that only you are able to receive. I have no doubt that you and Aaron, as Dexter's parents receive that revelation. No one else has the ability or right to judge... and I don't think anyone is anyway. What great parents and such a sweet, sweet little boy.

Michelle Lowe said...

Monette, you faith and trust in the Lord really is inspiring to me. During such tough times I am so amazed that you and your family still stay strong. I thank you and your family for your example to me! I also wanted to thank you for posting so frequently on your blog. It brings me daily comfort and peace to know you and your family are doing alright.
I love you and your sweet family! Give baby Dexter all my love too!