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Michael came home Friday at 3:30pm.  The boys and I drove in to visit that day, just like the previous two days, but this time with an idea that we may be driving home with a car full!  He healed and progressed so rapidly that week in the hospital, not without the expected speed bumps, like infection and fever and not eating well orally, but with speedy progression nonetheless.

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I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport watching planes come and go making our big world small.  I’m a month and a half into this tour season and the farewells to the family are becoming more commonplace, therefore the boys aren’t crying as much, therefore I don’t cry as much.  I held my 3 year old Nicky last night at midnight after I’d taken him to the bathroom one last time, he hung mostly-asleep on my shoulder as I rocked him and sang to him.  As I did, I looked at the big map of the United States on the wall of my boys’ dark, quiet room.  And it struck me, the privilege I have to take Hope to the people of this one country.  In a big world, I get to bounce around these 50 states and sing praises to Jesus with you, sharing with you what our Lord is actively doing in our hearts with hopes to encourage you.  If I must leave my wife and boys for a season, what more noble purpose is there?  That’s rhetorical.  I love getting to share my time away with you all.


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It’s pretty incredible being in the second full day home with 5 in the house!  Michael is doing great, on a wonderful schedule and up just one time in the night.  He’s getting his rest and so is Mommy.  The boys are thrilled to have their Mommy and new little brother home and, quite frankly, so am I.  Forgive the lack of blogging the past two days.  The blog was very therapeutic for me during the past week and I will continue to blog about things in my life that move me, whether it pertains to Michael or any other members of my family, friends or Road experiences.  I don’t feel led to start a “Down Syndrome Blog”, although I’m sure I will reference some of the many resources you all brought to my attention.  Michael is now a part of our lives.  Down Syndrome is now a part of our lives but I don’t think it will define us.

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