This is a great day for Will. He took two walks and the last one was farther than any other time up on this floor. He also stayed off the vent for 11 hours!!! It’s been a long, long time since he was able to go that long. The docs are still trying to find an antibiotic to work on that infection, the last one doesn’t seem to be working. But, he is really doing better. Whoopee!
I’m sorry that this blog is going to turn out to be almost a book. Everyone knows how I can make a short story long. SORRY.
This is a little explanation what has been going on this weekend. I snuck home for a couple of days and worked in my classroom. There was so much I needed to do. I know some of you didn’t know but I am going back to teaching this year. This was not a decision that was made lightly. I was making myself sick trying to decide what to do. I knew that I couldn’t ask the school district to hold my job more than they already have. It’s not all about the paycheck although that was some of it. So it was time to either go back or let them hire some one else, and time was running out because they would have had to find another teacher and that’s not easy. As any one of you know that Tom and I and his whole family would do anything to get Will better and get him home. With that said, we needed to know what to do.
So of course I did what everyone should do when they come to such a hard place. I prayed and then I prayed some more. I just wanted God to send a sign to make it clear what we should be doing. The next day I received a book in the mail signed by all the employees of the school district saying that they wanted me back. I got a call from my boss saying that he was coming up to see us and Will was getting ready to be transferred up to the intermediate intensive floor, which meant that he was doing better. We felt that that was the way God was sending us but then Will clinched it when he told me that he wanted me to go back and teach. He said everything would be all right. Well, with all those “signs” God was sending our way, the decision was made.
Okay now comes the true test. Jump off the cliff. No, not for real-that’s just what it feels like. We have no idea what’s going to happen to Will in the next few weeks or months. All we know is that God will provide everything we need to take care of Will. Are we nervous???? You betcha, but our faith in our Heavenly Father is great and when He gives us these trials, He also gives us solutions. We trust Him and I hope that all of you that are reading this understands when we really do say we have no idea how we are gong to work this. One day at a time, I guess. LET GO AND LET GOD
I know you all read this blog for information on Will and a lot of this is about me but I wanted everyone to know that we didn’t come by this decision lightly. I will started teaching in about three weeks and it makes me very nervous just saying that. But and this is a big BUT, Will will have everything he needs.
It was nice to be home for a couple of days, it almost felt unreal. I feel bad that I couldn’t see all my friends but I needed to get all my stuff done. I feel bad that we had to “sneak” around but I hope you all understand. And while I was gone, our good friend Kim did my “shift” and she was great even though the nights had to be so long for her. Tom did his normal days so we had Will covered. Richard and the kids stayed at the apartment and just hung out. How wonderful it is to have friends like that. THANKS WHITE FAMILY.
God bless everyone and thanks for reading this all the way through.