I am busy cleaning this house for the big party tomorrow night but had to pop in to tell you all, with a very happy heart and eyes spilling over with tears of joy, that Teagan Grace is right now, this very moment, on her way home to Huntley with her parents after 197 days of surgeries, chemotherapy, complications, recovery and therapy (so much has happened to Teagan and her family that that short list seems completely inadequate, but it is the best summary I can provide.)
I know that many of you joined me in praying for Teagan and her family since I told you about her in July. And many of you bid in the Blanket Auction, too, and we were able to send a very nice check to the family to help pay for the extensive care Teagan's received (and will continue to receive) to treat her.
I wanted to just say here what a miracle of faith I think Teagan's story reflects, and how grateful I am, how deeply, sincerely, humbly grateful I am that our amazing God has brought Teagan so far, from near death to a beautiful, smiling, talking, nearly walking toddler, about to spend this Holy season at home, where she belongs, with her parents and am sure a SLEW of family and friends, overjoyed to have her there.
If you are a praying person, please take a moment to utter a breath of thanksgiving to Our Heavenly Father, for His mercy, His love, his all and everythingness.
I, for one, am singing for joy today and plan to be for many, many days to come.
Welcome home, Teagan!
And the Merriest of Christmases to you and your loved ones.