Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Special Outing

8/3/2008

Today was a very special day for Jessie and our family . . . she was allowed to go home for 6 hours today! It was so good to see Jessie at home - it's hard to believe that she hasn't been home since June 8. Jessie had a set of therapy goals for this trip and we feel that she met them all and more. She navigated very well and did a great job scanning to the left so she wouldn't bump into things. She even had some pool therapy - she wanted so badly to 'dive under' but Daddy wouldn't let her due to her open incision. Jessie is going to need a lot of supervision over the next few months - someone needs to be in contact with her gait belt at all times for safety. . . but it won't be long before she will be stronger and can have more freedom! The count down has started - only 4 days until she gets to come home for good. We are all so excited!

1 year tomorrow, Jessie started this crazy roller coaster ride with her first seizure. Jessie has demonstrated great character and strength for a 5/6 year old this past year. We are very proud of her. She still has a long road ahead but all the badness is behind us now and we are looking forward to a bright future! Thank you to everyone that have opened their arms and hearts to our family. From Aledo to Baltimore - all over the country really, we have received so much support and many, many prayers . . . your kindness has been overwhelming. We have met so many good friends on this journey . . . you all are true blessings to us.

On that note - here are a few pictures from our wonderful day at home!

Have a great week and stay cool!

Love, Kristi and Cris


Welcome Home Sis!


Come on in! The water's fine!

Sunning with Aunt Michelle

Hang loose cousin Justin!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The first thing I do when I get online every day is check your blog Jessie. It was GREAT reading that you got to spend some time at home today! You look great. Jessie you ROCK!!!! I will keep praying for you and your family every day.Fran Baltimore.

holly lefevers said...

I love all the new pics, and the video! its soo cool jessie is having a homecoming party! way to go on all the progress jessie!

ashesndusty said...

Looks like Jessie had plenty of Fun in the Sun. I think about you guys quite often. I am so glad Jessie is doing so well. I know ya'll can't wait to get her home for good.

Love
Paige
Addie Kaye's Mom

LeeAnn said...

Jessie, I'm so glad you were able to go home for a few hours today. I bet you had a blast swimming with your dad. It is so terrific to see how well you're doing. Keep up the good work.
LeeAnn Horn
Richardson, TX

jane.stefanik@protiviti.com said...

HOW COOL!! A bit of sunshine and fun! Jessie - you look marvelous and SOO happy! We are so glad you are having a good time! We miss you so much!

Also, THANK YOU BALTIMORE - it is so nice to see everyone from Baltimore who are so connected with Jessie!

Love,
Jane, Samie & Nickie
Baltimore, MD

Jo Ann said...

I check your blog every morning and it was great seeing you spend some time at home!! The pool looked very inviting!! Only 4 days left until you go home full time - that is awesome. Keep up the good work. I know it is hard buy it will pay off in the long run!! Lots of Love

JoAnn
Edgewood, MD

Anonymous said...

What an roller coaster of a ride the Hall family has had this past year. We hope and pray that this next year will be all smiles and a GREAT one! Looking forward to seeing Jessie around Aledo!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that she gets to come home soon. even though there is more therapy to come it will let her get some kind of normal life back. Your family is in our prayers.

Joey Alward

Anonymous said...

Been a couple weeks since I checked on Jessie's progress! I'm so happy to see she's coming home! Yesterday must have been such a joy for you all. Good luck in the coming months - you will stay in my prayers!

God is good ALL the time!

Anonymous said...

We are part of your New River family and have prayed for Jessie for months now. We are so happy to see her doing well.
I am so appreciative of you taking the time to blog and keep everyone updated. Would you mind sharing how you created the background at the top of the blog with Jessie's picture?

The Pattersons

She Wolf said...

As usual, I have had to play catch up with many of the blogs, but I am "tickled pink" that you are finally back in Texas and just a few days away from *really* going home. I am so pleased about your progress. I am truly thanking God for the many blessings he has bestowed on you and your family. My continued prayers is that your progress will be ongoing. Take care until next time.

Vanessa and Seeing Eye dog Griffin

P.S. The cat, Kitkat, who likes to sleep in his carrier (go figure) sends his meows, too.