Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sweet Home Waco, Texas

Never thought in a MILLION YEARS I would be saying that statement aloud! Nevertheless, we are home and happy for it. Carson was released today around 10:00 am. We were thrown with the time change, but seem to be adjusting well. We both agree there is nothing quite like home. After a good shower at the hospital and a thumbs up from the doctor, we left MD Anderson praying to never return. Although we were genuinely taken care of by the nurses and staff, we hope in about a month we'll receive a call with good news.
Many blessings have come from this ordeal. Old friendships renewed, family ties have been strengthened and our marriage has been stronger than ever. We honestly both look at life very differently. The little things that annoy us truly do not matter, but the little precious moments are what life is all about.
Carson and I both have had time for much self-reflection and more than ever do we want to change some small things for the better. For the first time ever, we really feel God's love through his people. It's as if we have been embraced by God's arms, through the unconditional love of our childhood, high school, college and current friends, not to mention our "rock" we call our family. It has honestly been overwhelming, but also eye opening. All we can say is...Thank You. Thank you to EVERYONE near and far for you complete support. We are forever in debt to you.

I know God has a purpose for his plan. Although it does not coincide with our own, I am willing to see where this obstacle or should I say "adventure" leads us to. Our hearts are overflowing with love and joy. We are blessed and one day soon, we look forward to returning the favor so willingly poured out.

Luke 11:5-8
This is a verse that spoke to me. Thank you and let's continue prayers for all in need. If you would like to post a prayer request, please email me or post in comments.

I would like to add our friends Becky & Dave Mead to the list. Dave's grandfather is very ill and not doing well at all. Doctors have given him limited time. Please keep the Mead's in your prayers during this hard, lingering time.

Love & Blessings,
Kelsey and Carson


Felicia said...

Carson and Kelsey....thank you for the update. Please know that my family and our sunday school class have been and will continue to pray for you. God is good...all the time. He is the healer and restorer and we believe He will receive honor and glorify through your trials. Much love, Felicia Cash

Anonymous said...

Kelsey, is there anything I can do to help this week? Maybe bring over dinner? If there is anything you need, just send me an e-mail ( I am praying for you! Heather

Jason said...

I am so glad you are home! My dad and mom have had you on the prayer list at our church back home and even the 8 member Baptist church in Vinson, Ok by the ranch! Carson you are truly a man of strong will. Talk to you soon.

James said...

I am so thankful and love you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you. J.J.

Anonymous said...

Hey It was nice to see Ryan on Saturady, He Floored me and Terry when he told us about Carson. We just want you know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you two and if there is anything we can do please let us know. Get well and come see us. Andy & Terry

some insight said...

Hey Kels, I had a dream last night that I ran into you in GP and was actually able to give you a big squeeze! Thanks for keeping us all updated. Y'all have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly! I'm glad y'all have made it home safe and sound. I know Carson will really start to have a speedy recovery now that he's settled in at home! I've always admired you both for your strength and faith, and now you're even more of an inspiration. I know God will continue to bless the road you have ahead of you. Stay strong! I'll keep praying for good news, and will check back often!

Cory Robertson said...

Lauren and I are praying for you guys. I hope everything turns out great! Thanks for keeping everyone updated with this blog too. We both had no idea until someone mentioned it to Lauren.

To Carson (aka - Iron Man): Hope you get to feeling better soon. From what I know through personal experiences and word-of-mouth throughout Tech's med school, you're in the best possible hands at MD Anderson. I'm sure everything will be great soon and you can go back to your low-carb steak-ridden diet!

Much love and prayers,
Cory and Lauren