Friday, April 11, 2008


I'm so excited right now, that I can't even tell you how excited I am. We called Tommie about 30 minutes ago and he sounds AWESOME! And he may be getting out of the hospital (finally) on Tuesday! They did a skin graft from his leg to his stomach, and as long as it "took" he'll be coming home! He wouldn't shut up! LOL! Steve talked to him... then our friend Huber that was here... and then me... and he just kept talking, and talking, and talking, and talking, and... LOL!

He's sooo excited about the prospect of coming home and being able to go out fishing, etc. He mentioned his colostomy bag and it didn't even really seem to phase him and he said how he doesn't swim much anyway, so the fact that he'll have it through the summer is no big deal (which tells me that mentally, he's accepted it for now). And he asked when the pig roast is because he's all pumped up for it. OMG. I'm soooo excited and happy for him. I can't believe what this poor kid has been through, and to hear him sounding totally normal tonight was just awesome. :) It's an amazing feeling to talk to someone who (literally) was knocking on death's door for months and have him sound like he's back to his old self.

And frankly, I think I have many of you to thank. Those of you that asked about him, thought about him, added him to your prayer lists, etc. are truly amazing human beings. And I honestly think that the love and kindness that poured out of all of you these past few weeks is one thing that helped him get through this. So for that, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. :)

And I'm afraid, that that's all I have to say in this blog post. No funny stuff tonight. {Booooo! Hisssss!} But I'm tired and we're taking the girls to the lake tomorrow morning to fish on opening day. They're excited... Steve's excited... Me? Not so much. LOL! But we're meeting my BIL and our nephews there and there's no way in HELL I'm letting Steve and BIL be responsible for 4 kids near a lake. If they were more "normal" kids? Sure. But when Grace and Gunnar get together, they tend to get out of control. And I KNOW that if I'm not there tomorrow with them too, that (at least) one of them will end up in the damn lake. So I'm taking one  for the team and going along. [sigh]

Then it's soccer practice for Grace. Yay. (Not.)

But then we'll drop the kids off at my parents' house and head out for date night. WOOHOO! Y'all know what kinds of things happen to us on date night, so hopefully, tomorrow's post will be way more interesting (and funny) to read. :)


Susan's 365 said...

That's awesome news about Tommie. I'm so glad he's just days away from being released. What a relief for all of you. Continued prayers for all of you.

Lisa said...

What amazing news. I am so happy for Tommie and for your family. P&PT for a continued, speedy recovery.

Agent M said...

Yay for Tommie! :)

Chelle Y. said...

I am so happy for Tommie! I have been thinking about him a lot lately. My nephew had to have a bag for a few months. I know it is different because Brent was a baby, so he does not remember it at all. But, he is doing great now.

Soccer started for us too. No more sleeping in on Saturdays for me for the next two months.