We're home! And, this is going to be a quick post because I am so tired from the week. Plus, we have had lots of visitors today and if we didn't have visitors, the phone was ringing. But, you know what, I wouldn't have it any other way. The alternative is that no one cares. I can not begin to tell you how thankful I am for our friends and family. We have had so many messages of people praying for us and believe me, I can tell. Shelby has been showered with gifts and our family has been blessed with meals. We feel so loved! Thank you!
Shelby has come a long way in a day. She's walking better. She can get in and out of bed on her own. She is eating better, although, it's not much, but it's better. Her spirits seem a bit better.
Bless her heart, yesterday, through tears, she said, "I think I know why this happened to me. I think I needed to be a better sister. Sometimes I am mean to Gracie." While I wouldn't wish this on anyone, she could stand to be a bit nicer to Gracie. Gracie worships the ground she walks on. Sometimes, we all have to learn lessons the hard way. I am just thankful she is willing to learn the lessons.
One last thing, today, when a friend was over I was mentioning that all I had been doing today was wiping butts. (The pain medication slows down bowel function. So, I think it's been quite awhile since Shelby had a BM. Today, she was making up for lost time. And, Emme's pipes are always working overtime.) And, as Gracie was coloring and seemingly not paying attention, she went right on about her work but under her breath as she so often does, she had a side comment. "I don't know why she can't wipe her own butt. Her hand's not broken!"