The Grand Exit

I imagine we were quite the sight to behold as we made our grand exit from the hospital. I rode like a queen in my wheelchair with my mad scientist hair and too short fleece pants, clutching my gorgeous roses from Monica, my face still splotchy from my sobfest on the phone this morning with Beth. Bella proudly pushed the wheelchair, sharing the handles with the sweet aide who’d spent hours over the past three days in my room chatting with me, her red curls bearing the windblown look of chaos.

Bear led the way, a few steps behind Daddy who ran ahead to get the car and escort us home. He tossed a casual look back every now and then to be sure we were following, “I know the way to the elevator, Mom.” he called, green eyes sparkling proudly, tripping over too small sandals and increasing the size of the hole in his pants. (Can you tell it’s time to update the wardrobe again?) My Buddy walked beside me, as always, my sensitive one, hand on my arm, my protector. I could hear the soft vroom-vroom of his corduroy pants with each step. If he could smile any wider, his face would have broken. We moved slowly down the halls, at a Bella pace, and faces lit up everywhere.

Yes, I imagine it was a sight to behold. I think it was a beautiful one.

12 responses to “The Grand Exit”

  1. Grandma and Grandpa Avatar
    Grandma and Grandpa

    You are home and all is right with their world now – moments of joy for all of you and the rest of us too


  2. yay……I’m so glad you are home; I will continually pray for you and your family, friend!!

    Love and Hugs,


  3. sounds grand, just your style. I’m so glad you’re home. rest up friend.


  4. So glad you are home! Praying you are feeling better!


  5. What an entourage!

    We are so thankful that the Lord heard our prayers and that you are feeling better. We will continue to pray for your full recovery.

    We love you!


  6. What great writing. I felt like I was actually watching it all. I’m so glad it happened! Freedom again. 🙂


  7. Praise the Lord you are home! What a beautiful site indeed.


  8. Beth Zarlenga Avatar
    Beth Zarlenga

    What a beautiful picture of the homecoming yet to be for all those who trust in Christ…We are SO thankful you are home, in the presence of those who love you and call you their own. Thinking of you all the time!

    Sending MUCH love!


  9. So, so glad you’re home & on the road to recovery! Praying for you every day!


  10. So very thankful you are home. I would love to have seen the exit from the hospital. What sweeties!!!
    Love you Ang! Praying for you and all of your family.


  11. My sweet one,

    God’s grace continually flows from your little ones and especially your devoted mate. But, nothing can compare to the love that sustains you through it all.

    Praise God for His constant commitment to you. He will never leave you or forsake you.

    I have been in prayer for you.

    In His love we can rise above everything.

    Grace to you,


  12. Oh Angie! I had no idea any of this was going on. I’ve been in my own little world up here…working and working and working, and when the work was done, Ella began throwing up. And she has been leaking all sorts of fun things from her little body since Friday. Such is life. Anyway, back to you…

    I am so sorry you’ve had to deal with all of this! Yuck! But So glad to read that you are back home, and that your Grand Exit was a beautiful one! You all must have been a beautiful sight!!!

    Rest well, Angie!


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