Yesterday I drove, as planned to Greeley to have Isaiah recast. We left at 5:13am. The plan had been to head down from Greeley to where Jo (as in Joanne or JoJo) lives to spend the night. Joanne has been my dear friend since we were teenagers. She is my accountability partner and deeply loves the Lord. It is very fun that she is so "close" and it also works well when we need to head to the Denver area. I am always so refreshed when I spend time with my precious friend - whether we laugh our heads off or we cry together - she is a precious friend.
But the more I got to thinking about it, the more I knew that I could not let Dw and Autumn go to Albuquerque without me. I also knew that the babies need me home as much as possible to keep working on bonding/attachment.
So I drove like a madwoman straight to Greeley. We did a potty stop, a gas stop and a "to go" order for food. As we approached the Denver area there was six inches of snow on cars heading south. (What the heck? Could someone please notify the Denver weather man that it is the end of April??)
We got to the doctors early and they took us early. The doctor was encouraged by the progress that the casts made. He was, again, so very kind to Isaiah. When he was sawing the casts off Isaiah could not stop giggling. His giggle is contagious and soon everyone in the room was chuckling, over the noise of the saw. It was sweet.
The doc asked what his favorite color was and Isaiah didn't hesistate...baby blue! So he is currently sporting baby blue casts! Our very own Little Boy Blue.
We then headed to the nearest Toys R Us that Graham had googled from home and texted me the directions to. Of course it had moved, but not to worry, there was one a few blocks away. Of course by now I had made so many turns that I was thoroughly lost and confused. The Lord truly directed me out of there and before long I was on the road home.
I had failed to mention (cause I knew he would tell me I was out of my mind) to Dw that I was heading straight back. So it was pretty fun that as he was stepping into his meeting last night he phoned me and said, "You almost at Jo's?" I said, "Ummm, no I'm almost on 285." He said, "NO YOU'RE NOT!" He went on to tell me how I fall asleep on short car rides and how I could never drive back and stay awake after already driving since 5:15 am.
Did I ever mention that I love when someone challenges me? (Maybe especially my husband - bless his heart!) Ohhhh reeeeeally???? I found a Starb*cks on 285 and got a Venti Quadruple Shot Iced Mocha and off we went.
I had to take the last hour and half super slow because of all the elk that are around but we pulled in just after midnight. Of course that quadruple shot was still working and I didn't fall asleep till after 2 am since my insides were quivering like crazy! =)
The babies were so happy to see me this morning. We have read books and played dollies and snuggled. So good to have mommy home and so good to have them in my arms.
Thank you for all your prayers. Dw, Autumn and I will be leaving at about 3 AM to head to the doctors in Albuquerque. The appointment is at 8:30 (I think). We will return tomorrow afternoon and I will update asap. xo