Thursday, January 6, 2011


We are with Maxim Healthcare, and so far we've been pleased with the agency.  I really like the person in charge of our case there.  She gets things done, and that makes me happy. 

Yesterday, we had our first two nursing interviews.  We have four more scheduled over the next week.  I asked them thirty-two a few questions and gave them a list of our expectations.  One was 10 minutes early and one was 25 minutes late.  One has already been flagged as a nurse we definitely want...and one will not be a good fit for our family.  'Nuff said. 

The question of the hour is how much nursing we'll actually get.  Well, we probably won't know until the day before discharge.  The uncertainty of this drives the planner in me absolutely bonkers I am handling the uncertainty quite well!  All I know is that we will go home with 24 hours of nursing care for the first couple of days...after that, it's all up in the air. 

You hear that?  That's God chuckling at the planner being forced to be flexible. 



I'm currently reading Mary Beth Chapman's book Choosing to See and have been able to relate to her on so many levels.  It's definitely worth the read!  It's all about the ups and downs of her life and how the death of her daughter Maria has affected her.  Like her, I'm a planner.  Like her, I wanted the simple things in life...job security with predictable hours and a quiet, normal life.  HA!  I think I gave up on the predictable hours part shortly after we were married and Matt had to cancel our Valentine's Day plans because a teenaged crisis came up.  There's no such thing as predictable hours when you're a youth pastor.  As for the second half of my simple dreams...we used to have a pretty normal life, but God kind of blew that one out of the water too.  I'm all about creating the new normal.  I jokingly--I think--say that we are never going anywhere again, but I know that we will learn how to do all sorts of things with our high-maintenance girl!

Emotion of the day:  Thrilled!  I'm thrilled to be setting up Abby's room and interviewing nurses, because I never thought this day would come.  Caleb is thrilled to have his family all back together and settle into a routine again.  Matt and I are thrilled to be able to finally bring our baby home after nearly three long months of just being visitors.  I am thrilled that Abby beat the odds and showed the doubters what she's made of.  That girl is a fighter!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVED MB Chapman's book! I stayed up several nights crying through it but its one of the best books I've read. I love her honesty and felt so encouraged by her faith. Maybe you'll be writing an inspiring defeating the odds kind of book one day...! :)
Love ya! Jenn Pearson