Sunday, November 16, 2008

One Week at Home!

It has been One full week since we brought Callie home from Phoenix Children's Hospital. It has been a wonderful week. Callie seemed to remember "home" right from the start. There didn't seem to be any adjustment time at all. We know that she has memory from before the accident, because of little things she has done, like drag Dad to the freezer to find a yummy treat. Also, whenever one is in need of anything while in the bathroom, we "knock" on the wall, so we all know that when we hear a "knock" from the bathroom, to check what someone needs. Callie had just received a shower, when the person who showered her called out for someone to come & retreive her, she decided that she would do her part & so she "knocked" on the wall & called out too!
She has really been trying to walk everywhere by herself. She is still working on her balance, so she keeps us all on our toes. She definitely is a full-time job, but thank goodness she has many to tend to her! Just as I am typing this, she walked about 10 feet away from her Dad without any holding & then turned herself around & walked right back without one fall! Her stability is getting better all the time.
It's hard for me to take time away from everything to post everything I would like. Please know that our hearts are filled with gratitude for the numberless kindnesses that have been shown to us & know that we feel your kindnesses have been orchestrated by One who knows all. Just one example. . . . we chose Tuesday night to get all the kids together & celebrate Jeff's birthday with them since they weren't all able to be with us on his birthday. We had made dinner plans & homemade ice cream plans, but early afternoon I realized we had no birthday cake plans! Because there was little time I reluctantly said to myself, "Oh Well!" & chose just to let it be. A few hours later, you'll never guess what showed up at our door! Well, you probably guessed A CAKE! & you would be right, only it was not the usual 9x13 cake, but twice the size, which was more than enough to feed us ALL! (We still were missing a few who were working)

Thank you ALL for EVERYTHING! May He who sees ALL bless you an hundred fold for your loving service to us!

Have a Beautiful, Day, Week, Month, Year, Holidays . . . LIFE!!!

The Butler's


  1. It is so wonderful! It just makes me cry everytime I read your blog. She is such a sweet little miracle! I feel so blessed to have been able to witness it. I think Sterling and I will be up there next week, and we would love to stop by. Sure love you guys! We were so disappointed to have missed you when you stop by after you left the hospital. Thank you for the note. love ya


  3. She's got her eye opened up so big! And walking on her own! I can't wait to see her next week. And of course everyone else, too! Callie makes me believe there are still miracles. You guys are all amazing. I feel so honored to be a part of this family. Love you all!

  4. I can't believe she has been home for over a week. Crazy that now it feels like she wasn't ever really gone at all. Hope the MRI and everything went well. Love you guys!

  5. This is fabulous news! I hope you all have a great thanksgiving TOGETHER. You sure have much to be thankful for this year.

    You are a very strong mother. I look up to you.


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