Glinda: Are you ready now?
Dorothy: Yes. Say goodbye, Toto. Yes, I'm ready now.
Glinda: Then close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself. 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home.'
Dorothy and Glinda: 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home.'
Dorothy: 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home.'
Today was full of mixed emotions. It was one of those times that as much as I wanted to be excited and think that nothing in the world could bring me down, there was a gray cloud hanging over…we had to say good bye to my family. We had to say good bye to NC. I know you might be thinking and wondering why that would be so sad compared to going home, but I treasure all of the amazing people that I spent time with on this trip. Blessings…all of them are gold nuggets! :)
Once on the plane, all Cale and I can think about is sleeping in our bed! It will be our very own bed! I took some really cool video during takeoff, but crazy me took it sideways…you could have always watched it with your head tilted! ;) Haha!
Last night I woke up and because of my silliness, I managed to get myself all worked up. I was scared. I kept thinking someone was in the room! After some time of really being freaked out, and praying for comfort and peace, I finally woke Cale up. “Boy, I’m scared.” Cale rolled over, wrapped me up in himself and so lovingly said, “Don’t be scared. I’ll keep you safe; I’ll protect you.” Oh how I have longed to hear those words! My heart melted and in the midst of my movie-like moment, Cale drifted back to sleep. A couple minutes later, I tapped him a few times…”Boy, I have to pee!” Cale at this point, I’m sure is wondering how old I really am. “ok.” With a somewhat whiny voice I added, “I’m going to turn the light on!” On my way back to bed, I checked the time on my phone. It wasn’t the scary middle of the night like I had been thinking…it was 6am! He put up with me and was even a willing cuddler after the whole ordeal. He loves me! :)
We’re on the plane while I’m typing this portion. I have Itunes with earphones for both of us. Cale is singing very loudly to the music…heehee! ;) He’s so cute.
I can’t believe it. We’re almost home. Through this journey, I’ve several times fallen to my knees and prayed. I prayed that Cale would continue to heal and make progress, that the Lord would deliver us from a life that feels stolen, and that every day the Lord would continue to use us. As I prayed for more healing and deliverance from whatever stage we were at, I knew that God works in the healing business and He could easily-in a snap…heal Cale 100%. I also knew that He also could very well allow this in our lives and may choose not to restore Cale completely. Either way, I needed to trust Him. Either way, I needed to walk and live in the Spirit and not lose sight of seeking to be more like Christ daily. Did I have really hard days? Yes, I’ve written on here about them. Have I told the Lord I don’t understand His ways? Oh yes. Have I given up on complete healing? No, I still haven’t, but I also know that if no more were to happen in Cale; if we were going to get home and never see any more progress, I still trust that God is still God.
At one point, we were getting ready to set up a nursing home and I was getting ready to get an apartment. The plan was that Cale was going to stay in the hospital and I would live with Basil and Scratch in an apartment and go to Cale every day and work with him to get better. It was one of the hardest times in my life. Even now as I type my stomach plummets. I prayed for deliverance out of that season…and the Lord blessed us so richly. I also remember shortly after the accident saying that if Cale was going to lay in a bed the rest of his life hooked to tubes, then I was going to continue to be his wife, right by his side, as best as I could.
Now, after all of this time, we continue to be blessed. Those moments that my heart could do nothing but ache, has now been revived! In fact, my hearts doing a happy dance! We’re on the plane going home!!! Thank you Jesus! So far from those days that it seemed a million miles away-it’s here. The time is really here!
Unlike Dorothy, my red slippers, happens to be a plane and then another plane and then another-and then we’re back in
We’re home. There’s not even enough words to describe how blessed the two of us feel. This is more than just a house. It’s a home-our home. I have a ton more to write about, but it’s late! There have been so many joyful tears tonight…amazing.
Our Journey Home~
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15