Wednesday, June 13, 2007

She LOVES it...

just look at how happy she looks. I wish we had known that this how it would be earlier, it would have made everything easier for everyone. When Analee and i woke her up this morning, I told her that today was her big day and that she was getting to go home. I told her how much I had enjoyed her coming to visit me, and that I would miss her when she was at her home. We got her dressed and I did her hair, we had prayer, then I hugged and kissed her. I started to cry, and she told me not to, and I told her that it was never easy for me to say good-bye. Then it was out the door and into the car they went. I fell apart then, it is amazing to me that the bladder is attached to your tears while being pregnant. I was crying so hard that I didn't think I was going to make it to the bathroom, but I did. I am glad that it is over, and that she seems so happy, I hope that it continues. I have posted a ton of pictures, but this is important to me and I want to share. These are pictures of her room finished before she got to see it, the courtyard outside her door and then of her just looking happy....I haven't seen her look this good since before Opa died last year. I somehow think that he is proud of us and what we have done for her, he loved her and always wanted the best for her...I think she is finally getting it.








In the hallway outside of all of the rooms are these shadow boxes,
they tell a little about each person. Analee put this together last night.



7 comments:

ianwill said...

Thank you. Thank you for posting this. I had my own little cry over it all but I am glad you posted these pictures. I am so grateful to you and the sacrifice you made to go a take care of Oma.

stacy said...

shalene, i am so proud of you! you are such a great grandaughter and just an all around great person. i can't help but think of all of the lessons that you might have learned and the blessings you have recieved from this experience. i hardly know you but i know that i like the person you are and think the world of you for this sacrifice to care for your oma.

what a reliefe that she loves it huh?

Amy said...

I don't check your blog for a day and you have posted like crazy! Like Ian, thank you for posting those. It's so nice to know and see a little of what is going on. I am sure she is going to love it...it looks perfect for her. Thanks for hanging in there!

Sarah said...

It looks like the Legacy home is amazing. I am so happy that everything worked out and everyone is happy. I echo stacy, you are a awesome granddaughter.

Kristin said...

I love seeing all the pictures, I am so glad that you posted them... I'm sorry to see her get so bad, but it look like she is enjoying herself. I'm sure it is a relief to all of you who care about her that she is somewhere safe and that she is adjusting as well as she is.

stacy said...

hello, you moved, now what? i need some info please. how's it going? SAY SOMETHING! :) miss you.

Jordan Family said...

Did you survive the move? Hope all went okay for you and the baby, oh and Mike too!:):) Talk to ya later

Carrie & JL