Home at Last!!

I am very happy to be able to announce that Gordon is finally coming home on Saturday!!!!  Seems like an entire season has past since he was last here.  And, I guess in reality it really has.  On one hand it doesn't seem possible that his surgery was 6 1/2 weeks ago....but on the other hand, our family has been through so much since February 12....ups and downs, good days and really really bad days.  It is truly a miracle that he is still with us and is actually coming home.

Unfortunately, he still has some surgery in his future.  We will most likely be making a trip to Mayo Clinic in the not to distant future.  As most of you know, his surgery this time had to be aborted because when they went to open him up, his heart was attached to the inside of his rib cage (due to all the scar tissue from previous surgeries).  He ended up with a hole in his heart because of all of it.  While they were successful in saving him....which was extremely touch and go for awhile...they were not able to correct what they set out to do.  Thus, the trip to Mayo Clinic.  

It's time like these that I am so grateful for my knitting/crocheting.  It has helped to keep my mind from wandering too far into what could have happened.  It puts me in a "happy place" and calms my nerves.  Without my knitting/crocheting, I would have truly gone bonkers......at least more bonkers than I already have as some would say.  I have always said that knitting/crocheting soothes my soul and keeps me grounded and it truly has once again.  And while most people would never understand that.....I know that all of you will!!  

Thank you everyone for your continued thoughts, prayers and well wishes over the last several weeks.  It is truly appreciated. I will continue to keep you posted as we learn what steps are next.  




  • Doreen! Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Let all the kids help you with the 🎉. If you need someone in your kitchen for food or clean-up, give me a call. Be firm with the patient when he comes home. I am praying for both of you and extra for stamina and patience in the next few weeks. Barbara

    Barbara O
  • It still won’t be easy, but you’re both on the upswing! I’m happy for you!

  • Continued prayers for all of you.

  • That is really good news. I hope things go as smoothly as possible from now on. Best wishes to all of you.

    Jan Clark
  • So happy to hear that Gordon is coming home. Will keep him and your family in extended prayers. Knitting is truly a savior to the mind.

    Marilyn Speh

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