Unpacked bags at last


I unpacked Allistaire’s bag for the first time since December.  All these months I have just kept her clothes in her bag, even for the four weeks we were home.  It was just easier than having to rethink what she might need and I just never knew at what moment the present situation could turn and we might need to return to the hospital.  Tonight her bag is empty.  It’s cheery purple with polka dots lies silent in the corner of the dark closet.  At long last her clothes and shoes have taken up their proper places in her closet at home.  Allistaire is asleep in her room.  The rhythmic rumble of the clothes dryer lulls me and the bed calls.  As I drove down I5 this afternoon toward home, I had an overwhelming sense of fatigue.  I’ll relay the details sometime soon but for now I am glad to be home and Thursday at 10:05 am, Allistaire will have her last bone marrow test.

3 responses »

  1. Wow Jai… What a feeling! Like being at the end of a really long and exhausting race. Way to go girl… You’ve done so great this whole time. You are an amazing mama and woman. I’m so thankful you are home again. Will be praying for that bone marrow test!! And can I just say that she has the most organized closet I’ve ever seen???? 🙂

  2. Thank God you are home again and Allistaire and you can both sleep in your own beds without alarms going off. Will pray the results are great fr her bone marrow test on Thursday. Also praying your house sells fast so you can all be a family again.

  3. Thank you, sweet Jesus, for sustaining Allistaire and her family during this journey. Lord, please keep her precious body cancer free. AMEN!

    Jai, I LOVE all the color in her closet! 🙂 Emily has always told me that you LOVE color! I can see that reality in Allistaire’s shoes and clothes. Love it.

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