one week. . .

April 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm (picture post, ro's colossal crusades)

“Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.”

– Charles Dickens

I suspect that this is the longest week I’ve ever been made to endure, locked up here in this hospital tower all alone but for little Ro. I feel a bit like Rapunzel must have. . .visitors come and go, but nobody to rescue us and bring us home.

I thank God that my little girl is healthy, and this stay was only a precaution. I can’t imagine what all the thousands who are forced to leave behind sick little ones, or those born before their time must feel. . .

A million thank-you’s to all of the visitors who made it up to keep us company and make the time go just a little bit faster, and to all of those who have sent their support with prayers, messages, and phone calls.

Today is finally the day of homecoming! Today, in less than an hour, RoBaby will get to go home!

She doesn’t know what the big deal is. But that’s because she’s never been outside in her tiny little life. She’s never met a dog or a cat, or slept in a cradle that rocks. . .

I just know she’s gonna love it!

Happy one-week birthday, little lady,

welcome to our world!


  1. Kendall said,

    Awww!!! I’m so glad that Ro gets to go home! SOOOO exciting! She’s adorable and I love the pictures you’ve taken. Even in a hospital room, you’ve made it look like a studio. Good job and she is simply gorgeous!

  2. Kelli said,

    So very thankful that baby Ro is going home!! You too!! She is just precious! I know everyone will be so relieved to be under one roof! Take care!

  3. Ki said,

    Aww… I wanna cry but can’t…! I am so happy for you. I’ve waited for this since she was born, too! I love you both – well, I love ALL of you.

  4. wecki77 said,

    Eyes are watery. So glad she is doing well. When you are as rested as possible and get a little situated, maybe we can schedule a time I’ll come up (no Tori yet…let Ro get a little bigger).

    Beautiful pics as always.

  5. Amber said,

    I’m so glad she’s doing well and that she gets to come home!

  6. ChristinesLilSprouts said,

    Yay! So glad you finally got to go home! I can only imagine how long this week has been!!! The longest I’ve ever stayed was 2 days and I could not wait to leave! I hope you had a great homecoming and that your first night at home was a peaceful one. I’m sure T was so glad to have you home…can you imagine how long a week without Mommy must have seemed to her?? I am sure she is just thrilled to have her lil sil home too!

  7. deb said,

    Oh, what a relief.
    I have never been in a hospital for more than 2 nights. Cannot imagine.

    Have a memorably loving homecoming.

  8. Ma said,

    she’s beautiful, just as beautiful as T! sooooo glad you’re all home!

  9. Tori said,

    YAY!! I’m so excited for you! I hope you got family time and got scheduals situated. I can’t wait to meet her! I’m still wating on the ok from you mom! ; ) LOL She is so adorable. And the pictures are great! I swear only you can manage to take professional pictures in the hospital! Haha!

  10. Nikki said,

    She is absolutely amazing, my friend. She is so beautiful, and your oldest one looks so happy to have a little sister! 🙂

  11. Jenn said,

    Congrats!! I am so happy for you and sorry I haven’t been on here sooner to tell you so! I hope all is well and I am glad you are home!!

  12. FooFoo said,

    Congratulations again! Wish I could meet her in person.

  13. Kathleen Scott said,

    We’ve been out of touch in the Smokies for a while. I didn’t know you and Ro were still in the hospital.

    Scary looking medical needle thing on her arm. Hoping you’re both at home now and settling in.

    Sending good thoughts your way.

  14. Rob said,

    Congrats on a beautiful baby. Looking forward to seeing her in some goggles and such!

  15. Aunt Heather said,

    AWW lil Ro baby!!! I’m coming down for a visit saturday…she is a beauty! Love you guys!

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