Home sweet home. These three words are frequently found printed on coffee mugs, needlepoint pillows made by Granny, or maybe a magnet on the fridge. They are words often taken for granted, commonly finding their way very casually into daily conversation.
Today those three words were immensely powerful for Matt and his family, the significance of which will never be forgotten.
Matt got to go home today for the first time since his accident. Yesterday, when he was asked, “What is the first thing you will do when you get home tomorrow?” He was very quick to answer, “I want to see the doggies!”
This homecoming is another milestone Matt’s family hoped and prayed they would be able to experience with him again. After the accident no one knew if this day would ever come. Not only did Matt have a happy reunion with his dogs, but he also had a happy reunion with his surf boards! He was so happy to see them and to be in his own room.
The activities for the day were kept mellow. He was able to chill out on the couch and watch a movie.
Matt said, “It’s nice to sit and watch a movie with my Mom and Nancy and eat popcorn.” He enjoyed a delicious home cooked meal prepared by family friend Dawn Bolen.
This was the trial run before Matt comes home for good in a few days. They all had a really great day. Matt’s mom Debbie lovingly joked that Matt had better be on his best behavior or they’d send him on back to the hospital. Matt got a good laugh about this and agreed.
Congratulations to the entire Foushee family on this momentous occasion!
Thanks to all you Foush Followers for the continued support, prayers, well wishes and for sharing his story. Matt knows you ALL have been a huge part of him doing as well as he is.
Matt will still require long-term specialized rehabilitation, most of which is not covered by insurance. Thanks so much to all who have so generously donated! Donations in any form and amount help so much. And thanks to those who have taken the time to share his story and fund-raising page.