Tuesday morning, May 29th, Britten woke with a smile on his face. He raised his arms in the air and said
"Lets go home!!"
After spending 75 days in the hospital, Nurses, therapist, and Doctors came to say their goodbyes. Britten gave them hugs and a "thumbs up" as we walked out the doors, grateful to our Father in Heaven to be going home.
When we approached our street, a few neighborhood kids waved and cheered as we drove by. Elder Schenk smiled and gave them a big "thumbs up". As we pulled into the driveway he saw family and friends standing there cheering for him and said "What the heck?!" He was so surprised! His face radiated with pure joy to be home.
Prayers of gratitude filled our hearts as many embraced Elder Schenk. Smiles, tears, and hugs were shared. Words cannot express the feelings felt that night.
We are grateful for the friendships made in Brazil, and the wonderful people that saw to our needs there. While in SLC, many family members brought in food, gave up a good nights rest to stay with Britt, and cared for our needs in every way. Our Ward, family, neighbors, and community watched over our family, giving us peace of mind knowing all was well at home. We are so appreciative to all for the love and support we have felt. The Lord has showered many blessings on our family.
Elder Schenk has far exceeded every Doctor's expectation for him. He has many therapies ahead of him, but with his tenacity, determination, positive attitude, and blessings from above, we know he will succeed.
We hope to continue to post updates on Britten at least once a week.
Thank you again for your prayers.
We love you!
The Schenk Family