Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Letting Joy Win


We have wonderful news! I am finishing my i.v. treatment at nearly the same time as our youngest and we will be able to return home in a few weeks. It has been January since I have been home. A long time to be away.

We've adopted a rescue Border Collie. My daughter has waited forever for a dog so you can imagine her excitement. My emotions oscillate between the joy I feel about reuniting our family and fear of going off the i.v. antibiotics. This is my second picc line. I lost a lot of ground when I switched to oral antibiotics the first time. I am pushing down the fear we'll lose the ground we've worked so hard to gain and letting joy win out.

We all have much healing still to do, but it took years to get to this point, so it is not a surprise it will take time. I will be bringing home a six year old who is feeling really good for the first time in her life! She skips, bounces and sings everywhere we go! Now, that is something to celebrate! It is time to heal on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sounds pretty great!

If you are interested in learning more about Lyme disease, there is a fabulous award winning documentary called Under Our Skin coming to theaters this summer. It is also a selection on NetFlix. Hues of nature is donating half of all proceeds, excluding shipping to Turn the Corner Foundation, a nonprofit active in the battle against Lyme disease in hopes of helping other families like ours.

Wishing you many blessings!

3 comments:

TheSingingBird said...

Fantastic news! Best wishes for the days ahead!

woolies said...

Just wanted to say I was thinking about you today. I've watched loved ones battle terrible diseases, and I know how incredibly difficult it can be. Your Natty sisters wish you nothing but the best, and want you with us.

Lyme is real said...

Thank you dear friends!