Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thank you!

Wow. I can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your prayers, support, concern, and encouragement. As we talk about this time throughout Elias' life we'll always be able to tell him about the amazing group of friends and family we have that care so much about him. It's a great feeling as a Mom to know how many people love your son.

It feels wonderful to be home and see Elias laughing and playing with his toys. He's able to lay on his stomach and play with toys in front of him. And he occasionally tries to use his good leg to scoot around.

I have to say though how incredibly wonderful the staff at Shriner's are. They took such good care of us. It's a small hospital specializing in orthopedic care for children and we felt like the only patients in the whole place. Last night as Elias had trouble sleeping, his nurse came in and told us to go back to sleep and she would take care of him. I had tears in my eyes as we said goodbye to the staff. We'll see them again though when Elias goes back for inpatient physical therapy soon after he gets his prosthetic leg.

We love you all!


  1. Wow! I can't believe you're already home- what a blessing! And that little guy has bounced back so quickly- aren't kids amazing? We love you guys and will continue to pray for recovery and sleep!!

  2. Hi the three of you! Back home - that's really good news!!!! Markus and I are really happy to hear that you all are doing fine and Elias is such a patient fellow. It really seems he knows that it's all worth it. We can't wait to see you in January. Only six more weeks to go!!! Love U
    Petra & Markus

  3. I'm so glad u guys are home and Elias did so well....he's such a trooper and very blessed to have you both........Good luck in the next coming weeks....


  4. I just love the pictures! I just love Elias so much and his cute little cheeks. Just wish I could give him a big squeeze. When I saw the post-surgery photos, I got so emotional and excited thinking about how he'll be walking soon and how exciting that will be for all of you. There are SO many good things ahead for all of you!

    Love you,