Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Visit with Lindsay

Linds & Daddy reconnect as well!
Here you all go-Look how big she got in a month!
Today was the best!!
Lindsay told me today "You're my mommy & I'm you're Lindsay Bresnan" I totally cried!
Giving Brooke some Lovin'
Today went really well. The best part ever was Lindsay seeing me for the first time. She looked at me funny for half a second and then ran over for the hug. I was sitting in Grandma's chair and she got up in my lap and put her arms around me and hugged for what felt like five minutes or longer. It was incredible. She didn't even speak to anyone else for a few minutes. It's like she knew then how long it had been and how badly I needed her to just hug me! I was able to cry it out at that point for a couple minutes and hide the tears from her! She is talking in paragraphs now you all. It's crazy how much she says! We had a great visit and all this time of Daddy coming and going has really worked on her separation anxiety. We told her mommy had to go back to the doctor but we'd be back for another visit soon. She told me before I left that she wanted to come home and stay with mommy and I told her we would all be doing that soon.
She kept talking about places she'd been recently and would look at me and say "You weren't there mommy" or "mommy go next time". It was all I could do not to lose it several times but I wanted it to be a happy visit for her and I think we all did well. She let us leave (even with Brooke) and blew kisses and waved at the car. Not to bad for a 27 month old I'd say! I have one pretty smart cookie in her! We brought her a pin wheel from my yard that Karen decorated when I came home. She learned to blow on it and make it move on her own. She looked right at me and said "does this take batteries?" We all cracked up at that one. She's just so smart!
I'm hoping to get back over there this weekend for another visit and hopefully a trip to church on Sunday maybe...we'll see. Thanks to you all for the well wishes and emails and comments. I can't tell you how much Mike and I both appreciate you ALL!


Katy S. said...

Welome back again. This post made me tear up. You have an amazing family Chris.

Heather said...

What a great visit. I am glad it went well. Lindsey & Brooke are just adorable.

The Smith Family said...

I'm crying...your post is beautiful and inspiring. You look so happy and beautiful. I'm glad your visit with Lindsey went well, she seems to understand a lot more than us adults think she does. What a mature little girl you have!

Take it one day at a time, you are doing great. I am sure you are thrilled to have Mike home with you as well.


MBKimmy said...

Okay I am bawling my eyes out over here ... how stinking cute is she ... love the photos and love that she did so well - i prayed for that ...
as always prayers coming from me!

Anonymous said...

These are such wonderful, priceless pics of a family back together again and healing!!!! Oh how beautiful! Love the scarf by the way!

Lindsey said...

Chris, It's a beautiful post.
I am so glad you are back. I've been worried about you and a little out of the loop. It looks like you have all been through so much, but I'm so glad to see the pictures of you smiling with your babies. Nothing can heal like your children, right?

I'm sorry you are having such a ridr through all this, but glad you have such a positive attitude and still have your humor.

I'm an OT, so I know you are having to work hard in all aspects of your life right now. Rehab can be difficult, but you've got the right perspective for success.

I'm sending your family prayers and hopes that things will smooth out for you all. Please keep us updated!

Anonymous said...

ok, seriously...tears...all over my face! i can't believe how incredibly sweet & mature she is! what a great little girl you have! i'm so glad you got to spend time with her...just remember, it won't be long before you are ALL home again! :0)

Erin Kathleen said...

OMG, Chris. I'm totally at my office bawling. Thank goodness it's just me and Calli here. I'm so happy for you and devastated all at the same time. I can't imagine having to be away from my girls for as long as you have. Everything you've been through. I'm just so glad you're here with two healthy and happy little girls. Soon everyone will be home together. I don't know what else I can say or do, but know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers these days.

Any ideas on Lindsay's halloween costume? Or Brooke's? I totally splurged on the girls' and got them at the Disney store. (oops) But they are too adorable for words!

The Gordon Family said...

I cried and laughed when I read this post, I can't really imagine what you are going through but I can imagine how much you miss your life at home with the girls. I am always praying for you and thinking of you.