Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Peace - that was the other name for home." ~Kathleen Norris






I am at complete peace at this moment because my sweet Zoey and I are home.This post could be long and detailed.Full of emotions of past,present and future but instead I will keep it simple.Feeling incredibly blessed for this moment.Knowing the road of the last 7 months has been long and difficult for the tiny but mighty warrior Zoey but standing in awe of the grace by which she has traveled that road.Tonight I placed my little love in her crib,gazed at her peaceful face and thanked God once again for bringing us to this moment.More of an update tomorrow.

42 comments:

Kele said...

Giving new meaning to 'Home Sweet Home'.
So happy this leg of the journey is over for you guys.
I look forward to coming by and peeking in on the happy days ahead!
Take care and much love~

About all of this said...

*sigh*

how god to read. Enjoy yourself.
Love,
Claudia

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

Big ((((HUGS)))) and kisses for sweet Zoey and her family. She did it!!! You all did it!!! The sense of peace that must have came over you when you laid your sweet baby girl in her own crib tonight...must have warmed your heart beyond words. You stayed strong. You believed. And now she is home. I am so incredibly happy and filled with joy for all of you.

stephanie said...

No need for a long post, the word home is enough, enjoy. Kisses to Zoey, and my love to you all.

Hope said...

Welcome home!!! She (and you) did it!! I know your feelings could never really be put into words adaquately, I've been there on this chemo rollercoaster. ((Hugs)) to you!! Please give Zoey a hug from Ava.

Peter Olson said...

Awww! Very cool! It has to be good to be back home. We look forward to more good news.

My name is Sarah said...

What GREAT news!!! So happy for you that you will be sleeping in your own bed.

Danette said...

So glad you're home, and can all be together again. There's no place like home and your own bed! Just in time for Taylor's graduation, and the new
granddaughter too. Great job Zoey, you look so happy to be home - - the ever present smile on your face, and color in your cheeks. Hugs, kisses, and prayers always coming your way. (Maybe you and Mark can get away for a belated anniversary dinner for 2.)

therextras said...

Continuing to pray for Zoey and you - after some prayers answered! Barbara

Reagan Leigh said...

Awesome! So glad you are finally home with the princess!

Kristy said...

Wow what a journey it has been!! So happy to hear you say the word Peace!! Zoey looks fantastic!!! Perfect timing for graduation (can't believe Taylor is finished with high school!!) and for sweet baby Ava to come into your lives!! Great days ahead!!! You and your family deserve them!! xoxox

Lacey said...

Oh my heart is bursting right now. I'm so glad your home and you can get the rest you need. Hugs and kisses from me and Jax.

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news! The Needhams are all together once again. What a relief for you and Mark, and what a long journey this has been.

Love the pics with Zoey looking at Taylor and gazing up at Joe on the couch.

Amazing, amazing - now on to Taylor's graduation and the new baby arriving next month. And sweet Zoey princess/warrior will be home to be part of it! WELL DONE, MISS ZOEY!!

Love & hugs to everyone

Aunt Bluebelle

Mark - I'm heading for the phone right THIS MINUTE to give a shout out to your parents

I'm just so happy!!!!! What a way to start the day......

Dawson said...

welcome home friends!!

Michelle said...

Oh my dear friend I am so thankful to hear that you are both home...beginning a new journey, a new chapter, but not soon forgetting the last as it has taught you so much, given you so much and although long, hard, scary...it will forever be a blessing to your family. Enjoy your bed, enjoy the rest of the Needhams, enjoy the peace, the comfort and know the prayers will not stop because this chapter is coming to a closer...prayers, forever my friend!

The VW's said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you! What a blessing! Prayers will continue for all of you!

Junior said...

So very happy to hear that you are home.

Mo said...

So glad you're all home :) Great news with which to start my day! I am praying for NO bumps in the road.

Melani said...

what a wonderful post! glad your home with your sweet Zoey! :)

Samantha said...

She is home! I am so happy for you all.

ABandCsMom said...

Oh I'm so happy you're home!

Jeana said...

I'm so glad your home, I can't even imagine how much more home means when you are away from it for so long.

Denise said...

Ok, I admit...when I saw that first picture and realized that she was in her crib....I starated balling!!! I was SOOO happy to see her at home...so happy for you guys. Just look at how happy Zoey is to just be at home sitting with her family. I just can't stop tearing up at the thought of it. WELCOME HOME and I really hope that you will allow us to come visit you this summer once life settles down a little. My older girls are just dying to meet Ella's friend, Zoey.

Denise said...

By the way...I just looked at Zoey sleeping in her crib again and realized that Zoey is wearing the same sleeper as Ella wore to bed last night....they truly are soul sisters!!!

Monica said...

Wonderful news! I had a feeling it would be soon...Zoey is looking great! I am so happy for you guys. :)

Cheri said...

Aghhhhhhhh....HOME, so glad you are there! So glad for all the Needham's, a very long road you have all endured! Heather, thank you for taking us on this journey with you, you have opened a window into what the 4th floor holds that I would not have otherwise known, and forever now my prayers will include the families there.

Now...time to celebrate another graduation, a soon to be birth, a beautiful summer, and to just take in sweet Zoey's face each day....from home.

sturpin said...

You are home! That is the best news of the day! Congratulations!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

So wonderful to be home again in your own beds and she in her own crib. Congratulations

dg darling said...

What a doll! I am so glad for you all that she is home and doing well...

Mandy said...

God bless :)

Cammie Heflin said...

I am crying happy tears! So thankful she is home!

Bea Braun said...

Oh what an incredible blessing. I love the picture of Zoey looking at Joe. I can't wait to see pictures of her pulling herself up on that couch and giving him a big kiss. Home is such a wonderful place.

Devon said...

Heaven be blessed. I am so happy for you! I am much looking forward to hearing more about Zoey's adventures at home!!

just jean said...

Ah....home...peace, joy, contentment. So happy for all of you! Our prayers will continue for blessings for Zoey and all the Needhams (and an extra guy, too).

Pam said...

It does my soul good to see her everytime she is at home. Oh how I love her sweet face.

Sending so many loves and hugs your way.

Anna said...

Theres no place like home....
Theres no place like home....
Sleep well.

Googsmom said...

{{{{HUGS}}}}} Zoey is so wonderful!! Glad to see you guys home. MOre {{{{HUGS}}}}

Alisha said...

I had to read a bit to get caught up, but I am so glad you are both home now!

Jackson's Blog said...

Heather...just checking in on you all and so glad to hear Miss Zoey is at home! WOW...what a journey she (and your family) has been on! Such a fighter! Hope you all have a great start to Summer at home all together!

Carey said...

Oh my gosh!!! I AM SO THRILLED!!!! Actually I'm crying right now. I'm so behind on reading everyone's updates, but this is the best update ever!!! Brings back so many memories. WE were almost scared to leave. I just put together out montage and I think the saddest pictures were the first bag of chemo and our reunion coming home after round 6!!!

You have so much to live for. So many more years, hooray for LIFE!!! Hooray for a cure!! And post traumatic stress, um ... yeah. But in comparison it's nothing. Just make sure you've got good meds.

Life will never be the same. You are changed, Zoey has changed (mostly b/c she's grown up so much!), your husband has changed, and your other children have changed also. There's no way to explain the phenomenon, but just know it takes time to readjust and find that NEW "normal".

Don't tell my hubby, but I really didn't like him very much for a while there coming home. He had completely changed (he lost 50 pounds in 3 months!) and I had to get to know my new husband. Weird. Anyways, the best of luck to you all as you head into this new and strange adventure called LIFE!

You'll never life another day you're not thankful for!

Love you all! Carey, Chelsea & family

P.S. How about a combo "re-birth" party next year?!!!

victoria said...

Sending you enormous hugs and hopes of a peaceful night in the warmth of your own home!!!

scrappy quilter said...

I'm so glad this is over and you're home. Enjoy these precious days with Zoey. She is such a trooper. Continued prayers for all of you. Hugs.