So, we arrived at the hotel, Home2Suites, a little after 3pm. It was so great to get in to the room and get everything settled/unpacked. Tim got comfortable relatively soon after arriving and took a short nap. We then took a walk around and went outside, found a bench so we sat and talked for a while. It is hot in Baltimore today, but there is a beautiful breeze… and it felt so wonderful to sit there with him… he was really soeaking it in. When we got in the car and drove away from the hospital today, I was so overcome with emotion that I began to cry.
It was hard to say goodbye to everyone on the 15th Floor as many of them have come to be our friends and took such good care of us… it was scary to drive away from the hospital knowing that WE are now on our own to manage his pain, his diet and all of the changes that have come… but mostly, I was overcome by emotion because I had soooooooooooooooo longed for this day – for the day that I would drive away from that hospital WITH My Guy sitting right next to me… ready to heal and start the next chapter in our life. The next chapter that is going to be incredibly amazing and most rewarding … where we do all that we’ve ever wanted to do to really help others, to pay it forward. Where we live, I mean really live our life… because we now appreciate the absolute smallest things. This moment, right here… with him… is so wonderful, so beautiful, so overwhelming… I am most definitely one of the most blessed people in the world and I will never, ever forget it! Sleep well my friends… I am pretty sure we will.