there’s no place like home…for so many reasons

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once,
“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid
or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures,
following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea


(being home, for James, is a okay / Julie Cook / 2019)

Lots to say but not being afforded much time, I really just wanted to let those who have
wondered and been praying for our little family…that James got to
come home Friday evening!!

He came home with a 6 month supply of antibiotics.
He will have to be checked out between his pediatrician and Pediatric Urology
surgeon most likely weekly until he grows enough for surgery…
of which will  be in 6 months.

Because he is now so susceptible to infection that is why they are basically keeping him on
meds until he can have the surgery…lest he has to return to the hospital with
a high fever.

And for those of you who have had to either be in the hospital or keep watch over a loved
one who has, you can certainly relate to the joy of getting to finally head home.


(James channels his inner Batman / Julie Cook / 2019)

James has been a stalwart trooper throughout all of this…
his sister on the other hand…
well, let’s just say that the Mayor may have taken advantage of taxpayer money by
misappropriating funds to furnish herself a small oasis of a vacation while her
brother, the Sheriff, was out of the picture.


(The Mayor and Woobooville Chief aide enjoying a break from the unseasonable heat / Gregory Cook /2019)

But as we can all plainly see, The Mayor remains defiant over such allegations…


(trying to keep the hair out of her eyes, The Mayor does not like anything on her head/ Julie Cook / 2019)

We finally took the Mayor back to her Atlanta Office yesterday only to return home today.
But not before this Chief aide at the Sattelite Woobooville office ruptured another
disc in her back.

Shades of three years ago—except this time, it was from the constant picking up of a 24 pound Mayor
who likes to stay on the move.

The Chief aide is now on the floor gravitating between ice packs and heating pads…
and will call the Orthopedic Clinic tomorrow or Tuesday…depending on when they’re open.

Yet despite the hell of this past week that we have just journeyed through,
we give thanks, Glory, and Praise that the Mayor and her new Sheriff are finally
back together again at home—
despite her reluctance to ever admit such.
Always the fickled politician.


(The Mayor nonplused about going home / Julie Cook / 2019)

And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through
the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Romans 5:2-5

21 comments on “there’s no place like home…for so many reasons

  1. Sarah says:

    Sorry to have missed so many goings-on. Glad to hear that the youngest is back where he belongs but sorry to hear that you’ve been wounded in the line of duty. Get well soon, and may God bless you all.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Such entertaining writing of the progress of Chief Aide to the Mayor. Sounds like she is versatile in her skills shown by her handling of medical, political, and entertainment activities as needed. 😀

  3. Praise God! He is good and He is faithful! Glory to His Name! Sufficient grace for all you are facing!

  4. lynnabbott says:

    Thankful that James is out of the “woods” and on the antibiotics… but soo sorry about your back!! So awful. 😢 Praying for a miraculous recovery for you!! ❤️ And hugs!!

    PS the mayor grows more beautiful by the day!

  5. Praise the Lord! Glad to hear the good news. So sorry about the back. I have fond memories of living on the floor for months with my first kid. I had a lovely changing table, all sorts of accessories, but a back injury left me crawling around and we couldn’t use a single one.

  6. LightWriters says:

    So precious… prayers for sweet James (what a little hero) and healing joys surrounding on every side. 💗🌸🙂

  7. Tricia says:

    So happy for you that Baby James is back home and that the Mayor has been continuing along, non plussed with her duties! Sorry about the ruptured disk though ouch.

  8. SharaC says:

    Praying for the Chief Aide and hoping all duties shall resume shortly. There’s no place like home. So happy for the news on the Sheriff! xxx

  9. SLIMJIM says:

    How is the Sheriff/Batman currently doing?

  10. Dawn Marie says:

    Julie, praise be for Jame’s return home. May the next 6 months pass in the blink of an eye….

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