Scott was doing so well when we saw him in ICU last night that I feel like they will move him to a room this afternoon. As soon as he gets his phone back he will take over the blog again, so I wanted a chance to tell you what it was like at the hospital yesterday.
Scott and I arrived shortly before 9:00. He signed in and we had a few minutes to visit before Keith and Kate got there. I cannot tell you the emotion that was felt when Keith and Kate walked through the door. There are no words to express how much we appreciate their sacrifice. Watching Scott and Keith together was like watching two old college roommates. Their personalities and interests are much the same. It was easy to see that they became very close friends while working on opposing sides of so many cases.
Keith’s parents came by the hospital on their way to Longview to take care of the Langston children for the weekend. I was amazed while listening to Keith and Kate tell them where they could find carseats and the keys to the car that contained the carseats. They gave instructions as to what time to pick up the youngest children from preschool, and what time to be back at the house to greet the oldest when he was dropped off, then what time to expect the next oldest home from ballet. They gave soccer and basketball instructions and told the grandparents to be glad they were there on a night when not much was going on. Listening to them almost made a kidney transplant sound easy! Keith’s parents stayed until Keith was called back for surgery prep., then headed to Longview to see their grandchildren.
Spending the day in the waiting room with Kate was a joy. She is so precious. She greeted each friend and member of our family graciously and continued to tell people all day long how honored she and Keith were to be able to do this for Scott. Again, how can we express the appreciation we feel?
Thank you so much to everyone that was here with us. Your presence meant so much. I know many of you were away from your jobs and/or children. We love you all.
To those of you who called, emailed and texted – we felt your presence as well. I think Lauren and Allison got as many messages as the adults. There was even a prayer time held at LMS and a conversation over speaker phone at the end of the day. Thank you, teacher.
We love you all! I know Scott looks forward to being back on the blog. We will update as soon as we see him this morning.