Tuesday, September 16, 2008

FREEDOM!
It is with great joy that I announce Bo is "home" (summer house) as I type! I was afraid to say it out directly, but I am sure most of you got the hints. We left today with huge smiles on our faces and a couple tears, from me, down our cheeks. Thank God for answering our prayers and for his continued support of this new chapter and path we lead. I pray that we can continue to have strength and may there not be to many "bumps" on our path to going home.
Love to All
Bo, Christi and Addi
PS - It is pouring down rain today and I can only think that it is God, our Angels and everyone crying tears of joy for this huge step we have taken. Thank you all for your support.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your whole family and way to go Bo! Sabrina Smith

newton said...

Congratulations Bo! You have come a long way. Keep up the great work you guys.

newton
lawrence america

Candace said...

We certainly do have tears of joy here at your far far away home. We are soooooooooooo elated for you all. What great news!!!!! You have brightened our day for sure.
love you guys,
Walker, Candace and Connor

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!!!!



Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

HIP HIP HORRAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

you both deserve this!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a job well done! We are so proud of the 3 of you! Thank you to all of the hospital staff who may be reading this blog! God Bless You.
Donnelle and Jon

Jerrold said...

Welcome to the other side..

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! We are so excited for you! Thank you for including us all in your journey. Love, Amy, Shawn, Jacob and Logan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Bo!!! Keep up the good/hard work!!!

The Stamey's

Anonymous said...

All of your friends at SMA are cheering for you and your family Bo!

God Bless -
US

Anonymous said...

Reading yesterday's and today's entries has brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you all!!! I'll continue with all those prayers and good thoughts I'm sending down to NC from KY.
Ashley

Anonymous said...

YIPEE!!!!!!!!!! You did it! There are definite tears of joy from here! We love you!

Rachel, Justin, Savannah, and Byers

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!!
He is the God of miracles! We will continue to pray for a full recovery and the trip to the "far far away home" very soon!

Love,
Miss Kim

Anonymous said...

Yeah Bo!! Congrats on finally getting to walk out those hospital doors! I'm so excited for both of you. Hopefully in no time at all you'll be back at your far far away home.
We miss you and love you.

Lindsey and Brett

Robert J. Black said...

Congrats to both of you on putting so much in to get to this step! Each day for you both has been an incredible chapter in your lives... and i know this one feels especially good.
Enjoy it and i look forward to watching you continue to move forward!!!

Robert Black

Rachel said...

I am in complete SHOCK!! I miss a few days in your posts (due to out of town work) and I get back to THIS!!!!!

What great news! I am just so happy for you guys!

Good Work Bo...Good Work!

Rachel

Anonymous said...

we are super happy you are home and on the road to some normalcy.

alecia and marshall and the boys

Anonymous said...

What incredible news!!! :)Congratulations!! :) We heard nothing but Cheers when the announcement came over the paging system today at work!!

Bo, we can't wait to see you!! Christi...you will always be an angel on earth!! :)

Donelle

Anonymous said...

From baby steps to summer home, what an amazing journey. Keep up your great attitude and support Christi!! We can't wait to hear about your move to far far away home.

The Coupals

Anonymous said...

Donelle is right, it was so nice to hear Brian make the announcement!! It was definitely a boost...its amazing how far you have come in such a short time. We'll continue to pray and you keep up the fight. Go Bo Go!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We are thrilled that the doctors are letting you out to begin your sessions of rehab at the center for living. This is a big step, and one that helped me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The folks there are so great and they help so much in making you feel independent once again. Be patient and things will get easier as time goes by. Just enjoy being with your family and that precious Addi. We know lots of restaurants from our 7 month stay in Durham if you need some suggestions now that you are on the outside!!! Hopefully they will be allowing you to eat normal solids soon. We wish you all the best and hope to continue to hear great things.

Elizabeth McLean

Kathryn said...

hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
beautifully written, christi. thanks for sharing this journey. you guys are an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! for you Guys. You well be going home to your home real soon.
What am amazing journey!
Aunt Marlene from Kansas

Anonymous said...

Bo and family,
Congratulations. What great news. We are pulling for you and hope to see you on Harbor Light soon.

Heather, Jason, Jackson, and Cameron Carlock

Anonymous said...

Christi, Bo, and Addi,
That what they mean when they say "Team Work".

Way to go "Team Bo"!!!

We are so very happy for all of you. All those baby steps walked you right out of that hospital and will continue to lead you to the "far away house". AnD as the story goes, "They lived happily ever after!"

We love you,
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS BO!!!!!!!!YEAH!!!!!GOD BLESS YOU ALL....
BRENDA
PULMONARY REHAB

Anonymous said...

Congrats! What wonderful news!! We will continue to pray that you all will be back in Charlotte soon.

Kiley, Andrew and Scheper Thiel

Anonymous said...

YES! I try to keep up with reading the blog everyday... and this is the post I've been looking for. Way to go man... keep getting stronger and get back to your 'winter home'.

Jason Willems and family in SF, CA

Anonymous said...

WOO WOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am sooooo very happy for you both. Enjoy this time together, you both have earned a well deserved rest. Continued blessings to you both, - Bridget at Duke

Anonymous said...

Such fabulous news! Congratulations to the both of you and good luck with the rest of your recovery. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. :):)

~Allison Leonard
Cincinnati, OH

Anonymous said...

YEY!!!!!!!! I was driving in Raleigh as well today on business. And obviously there is a reason my trip did not allow me to go to DUKE...cause you wouldnt have been ther THANK GOODNESS!!!
I love you so much and we are so thankful that "team Bo" was so strong and powerful!!!

LOVE YOU ALL
MT

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic news!!! Congrats to the 3 of you!!

XOXO,
Tracy Lingo

Anonymous said...

Fabulous news! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What a long way you have come in a short amount of time. Keep up the good work. You are all AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to hear your wonderful news, way to go!!! I hope the reminder of your journey will be a smoothe one, you two certainly deserve it. I was in tears reading your Monday night post, those nurses must be amazing! They are truely angels on earth.
Rebekah
Claremont

Anonymous said...

I was on the phone with Justin when Brian announced the fabulous news over the loud speaker that you were leaving the hospital. I could hear everyone in the office going crazy. I was screaming and clapping my hands with joy. Today is the MOST wonderful day.
Christi, thank you for taking all of us on this journey with you. Please don't stop now.
We love you all.
Shelly and Lou

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you all!

Love you,
MitchyB

Anonymous said...

Bo, Christi and Addi-
Just WONDERFUL news-its made my day and I am sitting here at my desk with tears in my eyes. Your story has inspired all of us! Enjoy your time HOME and continue to make those baby steps to get your life back to NORMAL! I am so proud to know you and Christi? Cant wait to HUG YOUR NECK!
Sincerely and with LOVE! Kathleen

Anonymous said...

See! We all new this day would come. Just a few steps closer to really going home!

Anonymous said...

That is such great news!!! It is great to hear and we are so happy for you all. We know you have all been waiting for this for some time now.

We love you!
The Dodds, CT

Anonymous said...

AWSOME! What great news yesterday when Brian made the announcement. Everyone was SO excited. I am so happy and proud of all of you. You're one heck of a team. Keep up the good work Bo.
Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

We are very happy to hear the news. Keep up the good work. The next step is getting you out on the golf course.

You're going to have to root for the Blue Devils now, right?

Stephen and Tippi