The Samantha Years

There’s no Place….

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
Charles Dickens

Our first weekend at home since Father’s Day.

Father’s Day was June 14th.

It’s now August 9th.

That’s a lot of weekends.

We miss life’s everyday simple gifts when in the hospital. My basic senses are deprived in such a sterile, complex environment.

I don’t smell our neighbor’s lilac bush carried on an evening summer breeze.

I don’t collect dirt underneath my fingertips when weeding my tomato bed.

I don’t taste a sweet strawberry plucked fresh from our garden…still warm from the sun.

I don’t become completely absorbed in Samantha’s face as she lays in the grass and wiggles her feet.

So this weekend I did all of these things. I also pee’d with the door open because I didn’t have to worry about a doctor, a nurse, housekeeping, or the volunteer from the library walking in. Home is a good place.

And it is even BETTER with the healing of Samantha! For the first time in months…really since April, we have a smiley, cuddly, interactive little girl. She looks so good. She feels good. She wiggles around. I can’t get enough of it. I feel drunk on her good health.

So send your prayers, your good thoughts, your juju, your divine connection with the universe, and your lucky rabbits foot that we have turned a corner and smiley Samantha is back and out of the hospital. ‘Cause really? There is nothing better.

5 thoughts on “There’s no Place….”

  1. Those first days back home are always the best! Before appointments and life get back into the full swing! I would love to do lunch too! We'll have to figure out a time that works best…I think our kiddos have a lot of the same friends up at TCH!

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  2. Ah Sammer, I am so relieved for you. This summer has been a cool but cursed one for little chilren and nasties that take them to sterile places. To a better bladder, tummy and ears for you and to more relaxing times at home for the momma.

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  3. oh girl you get my juju every hour of every day!! But I'm going to up it a notch because you and Sammers and B deserve many more good days at home just like the one you describe. May Autumn and the beyond bring more healthy and happy days!!Alissa

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