It is startling to think that less than 48 hours ago, Ed's skull was opened and now we are home. But Ed is doing well and we were thrilled that the doctor sent him home this morning to recuperate. The hospital staff served us wonderfully, but there just is nothing like resting in your own home.
I'm sharing a few photos from the last few days. If you are the squeamish sort, you might want to skip.
Monday afternoon the doctor placed "buttons" on Ed's head to serve as markers on the MRI for surgery.
Waiting for the MRI Tuesday morning just before surgery.
Friends and family...
...Waiting the four hours during Ed's surgery.
After surgery in ICU. The nurses allowed me camp out in his room so I could stay nearby.
With the severe headaches and nausea Ed had last week, he had lost a lot of weight so it was great to to see his appetite for lunch on Wednesday. And even better to hear him joke and laugh with visitors.
The children are having a great time with their grandparents and cousins while dad is laid up, but they came in the hospital for a short visit.
Today Ed's face is a lot more swollen and his eyes are turning shades of black, blue, and purple. But a look at that incision makes it obvious why his face has signs of trauma. The railroad reaches nearly ear to ear.
This past week has been a whirl. Each day has stretched into a week. But if I have learned anything it is that we will never be truly at rest until we get Home. Life here can appear good. Even very good. We have plans, we are succeeding at our goals, and life can be rich.
But always pain lurks below the surface reminding us that real rest and fulfillment will not be ours until we reach our eternal home with Jesus.
Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.Thanks again for all your prayers and support. We have felt the continual outpouring of love from God's people this week.