Thursday, June 3, 2010

Home Again, Home Again

Oh, YES, I am home!!! It is beyond words how good it feels to be back with my family, back in my house and back in my own bed. I was truly giddy as Nick and I drove home from the hospital today and we walked into the house to the sounds of the kiddos playing and their little feet running to meet us. Jenny-Jane was wearing a sweet little white dress with a matching white bow in her hair and honestly looks older after only four days. She got the biggest smile when she realized I was really, really home. Fisher is tan after his week of swim lessons and greeted me with arms open wide and his big "Mama!!". They then proceeded to show me all their new dance moves and jumping tricks in what seemed like an effort to regain my favor so I wouldn't leave them again. Don't worry babes, I'm here to stay.

We had a magical evening out by the pool with Fisher jumping off the diving board and swimming all the way to the other end (he is really an amazing swimmer and LOVES it), Jenny-Jane and Nick hanging out in the hot tub, and me sitting on the edge, legs in the water and watching it all with a joy and appreciation beyond explanation.

I feel like I may have over-did it a bit and I'm super pooped. I've got lots to report and will do so tomorrow, probably resting in bed with my iPad. In the words of our favorite heroine in the ruby slippers, there's no place like home.


  1. So glad you are home! You are such a joy!

    Love, Karen

  2. Kristin I can hear the joy in your words! So glad you are home and could have a wonderful evening with your kiddos and truly is the simple pleasures that bring us the most joy! Rest today and keep gathering your strength:) There is no place like home, it is a sanctuary! hugs and prayers, Deborah McLean

  3. virginia (Nick's Mom)June 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Thank goodness you can rest now at home surrounded by your sweet family... I know they are thrilled beyond words to have you back with them! I'm so happy for you that you can enjoy a quiet weekend with them and be cheered by their love and laughter and hugs. Love to you, Virginia

  4. I'm so glad you are doing better and that you're back at home with your family. You were on our thoughts and prayers many times, we worried about you and your family through that setback. I can see in your writing that your spirit is still strong, that's great! Keep remembering that you are never alone. Be careful in the sun, I was at the Tucson zoo the other day (sunscreen slathered on, stayed hydrated) and the whole next day I felt pretty bad. At least for me, chemo and the sun isn't a good combination. Friendship and support, Christie Campos, Tucson