Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finally Home 1/17/2009

So we are finally home and everything is clean courtesy of the Relief Society, a dinner was brought in and the boys are not in too bad of shape. Although Shay was wearing some pants of Noble's and please forgive Shay's orphan look. Anyway it was so wonderful to see the boys, and hug them and talk to them. So Devree had a good trip home. She loved talking and hugging the boys and especially Noble who she is very close to. Thanks for all of your comments and love, support, faith and prayers. We love you all.
Love, Shana
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1/17/2009 8:54 PM
We are home! Noble, Shay, and Dane are so happy to see us. I love to watch Noble and Devree visiting. Devree did get tired, but she didn’t want to go to sleep. She just wanted to be with the family. It is so good to have her home.

We appreciate the many kind acts of service. You have made dinner for our boys, and you have invited them into your homes. Some angel souls came in and cleaned our home so that Shana wouldn’t have a heart attack, and there was a prepared dinner waiting for us. The cards, and gifts, and flowers, and comments… we feel so very loved and supported by all of you.

Starting Tuesday, we will be in a flurry of activity as we switch from the Stanford LPCH team to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We will be working on insurance pre-approval, a doctor referral to transfer Devree’s information, and we need to contact St. Jude’s social worker so that we can be scheduled for the Ronald McDonald house in Memphis.

The plan for this weekend however, is to be together as a family. Devree did tell us that on Tuesday she will be going to attend her Young Women’s group at church. She wants to be with these young women that love and support her so much.

Thank you all!

Love,
Todd

6 comments:

Arianne said...

Welcome home, Hamblins!

7HAMS said...

So glad to hear that you are all back together again at home! We love you all very much. Have a great weekend with each other!

Becky

momof6 said...

So glad to hear that you are home. You'll all get to sleep in your own beds and eat food that you like! And use your own bathroom! Yippee!!

Hearing about you preparing for a trip to St Jude is sooooo exciting. I'm sure that you are overwhelmed with all that you will have to do. Good luck with all the preperations. Shana is simply amazing with those kind of things though so I have complete faith in her.

I loved to hear about how the boys were being taken care of by the RS. And Shana getting to come home to a sparkly clean house! How amazing and sweet is that? Everyone just loves all of you so much!

Good to hear that the boys survived and that they are happy and well! Have fun spending the weekend together. Family is so great for a pick me up! We all love you and can't wait to see you in Memphis!

Mary

mykidsrbbj said...

Todd , Shanna and Family,
Someone from Dayton forwarded me the info on your blog. I am so sorry to hear of your struggles.In life we tend to not think of kids and cancer. It seems like you have some wonderful doctors on your team. I hope and pray that your daughter comes out of this well. Good luck in all that you are doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Love, Ron, Tammy , Reilly, Bradley, Brayden and Jaedyn Pitts

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

We are so happy that you get to have a weekend together as a family! We also want you to know that we feel so blessed that you are coming to Memphis! We hope that you will consider our home to be your "home away from home" while you are here! Our ward is anxiously awaiting your arrival too. Love, Aunt Celest and Family

paula said...

Dear Hamblins,
Thank you so much for taking the time to blog and keep us all informed. What a testimony builder it has been for me....knowing that in times of need, in addition to our own families we also have the love & support of our ward families. It has been very heart warming to read the well wishes & comments so lovingly made. Devree....what a feisty young woman you are :)!! Your strength & faith is such a great example for us all. Lots of love & warm wishes for you all. Love, Callan Family