Still holding our breath, afraid to say Tara is feeling better because we don't want to be hit over the head with a 2 x 4 again...
Yesterday, Tara showed up at my house to help ME with cleaning (instead of the other way around). She swept the front porch with a vengeance, and I couldn't get her to stop doing dishes and getting every single item OFF my kitchen counters. In her own words, she admitted that she hasn't felt this good since before surgery. She wants to do "Jillian" every day and we had to restrain her from trying to exercise after she had cleaned for a few hours. I have to say for the past 1 1/2 years, I pretty much have had Tara over here for dinner on a semi-regular basis (Lori Bodrero has her the other half of the time) and I usually do the dishes while Tara rests after dinner. Often Josh would pitch in and help; but most of the time Tara was just too tired. As we were trying to get her to stop cleaning the kitchen so we could go visit Stephanie & Brigham (who returned from being in NYC for a month) she said it was "her turn" to do the dishes and that she had had a 1 1/2 year break and now it was her turn!
Scott said yesterday that he doesn't feel like he can ask the Lord for anything in our prayers; our blessing list is so long! Some of you may have an idea what it is like to "get your child back" well, for now at least, Tara is back and we are completely enjoying the miracle. She is back, a deeper, emotionally stronger, Tara. This experience has changed us all; we will never ever take life for granted ever again. We truly appreciate each day that Tara feels good - it's like a huge breath of fresh air descending on us. Remember the scripture in 2 Nephi that talks about opposition and how you have to know the bitter to appreciate the sweet? We're appreciating the sweet!
Life is good - house is clean & ready for the wedding. All that is left is to put pictures in frames, run some extension cords, buy some groceries for the throng that will descend upon us, and enjoy Rachel and all our visitors!
Love you all!