Zane has had a great couple of days. His appetite has been great, and the nausea hasn't made an appearance in quite a little while. Yesterday we just relaxed and enjoyed a slower paced day. This morning Zane got up, enjoyed a nice warm shower & we headed out after lunch for a day of fun. We had plans to go to Quincy Market, but we altered course when we saw the buckets of rain being dumped on Boston. :)
We did some more Christmas shopping a picked up a couple outfits for Zane for some outings he has this week. Tuesday he'll be going to a burn survivors' Christmas party & Wednesday we'll be going to the Transiberian Orchestra with a gentleman I work with and his family. We had dinner at a neat little cafe and then took Zane to Lowe's (of course). On our way back into the city we stopped at Brigham & Women's to visit Zane's old nurses. It was fantastic to see them and for them to see Zane. None of them had seen him up in normal clothes before. They just marveled at his amazing recovery.
After leaving the hospital we came back to the apartment to let Zane see where we'd been living for the past two months. He got to relax a little after his big day and it was so good to have him there with us. As you can imagine, he's now itching more than ever to get out of the hospital and come stay here with us. He was exhausted when I tucked him into bed back at Spaulding tonight, but was very thankful for such a great day.
It's amazing how far we've come in 2 months. Two months ago today I didn't know if I would ever be able to see my husband's smile again. I didn't know if he would wake up again, and if he did.. I didn't know what kind of disabilities he could have. After one long month of watching him sleep and heal, I got to see that smile again. And, this past month I have seen him overcome all odds through the power of our Heavenly Father. We have a long road still ahead of us, but we will cherish each day together and thank God for these past 2 months. We have learned more about ourselves, our God, and each other than we could have ever imagined. As I quoted early on on this blog, "God brings us through deep waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us". The waters have certainly been deep and my heart has definitely gasped for air in fear of drowning, but God's promises held strong. He has raised us above the deep and we are getting closer each day to a full recovery. I truly believe, as I know Zane does, that this was all worth it if just one life was changed. If just one person reading this blog comes to know our God then all my sleepless nights and Zane's pain and struggles are worth it. And the greatest part? It's only been two months! We know God has great things in store for the next 2 months, 2 years, and our entire lives.