Thursday, January 08, 2009


Last night in John's hospital room, we had a small and wonderful family reunion. I took pictures and started with one of John's glaring owies! The following two pics are of John's calf. He has bruises and scrapes everywhere. We talked a little about the crash, which John still doesn't remember. But he does remember what he wore on the ride. His helmet, a thick neck wrap that also covered his chin, his heavy winter gloves, 2 pair of socks (one armored,) 2 pair of long johns, his thick riding pants, 2 long sleeve shirts and a double layered coat with armor on shoulders, chest and legs.

Can you say Thank God?

Noah was surrounded by women last night. Me, his grandmother and his three sisters. When we arrived at the hospital, Noah promptly went to John and crawled in bed with him and lay there a long time quietly. He just needed some Man time with Daddy.

What a beautiful thing family is. John was so blessed to be reunited with his girls,
Marriah, Sarah and Hannah.

John and his four children.

The Iobst siblings!

All of us - Robbie, JoJo (John's mom,) Marriah, Sarah, Hannah, Noah and John.


Kay Day said...

oH Robbie! Wonderful pictures! Except the leg.

I'm crying. Seeing him sitting there interacting, when the last time I saw him, well... you know... I knew he was ok, so my emotional response surprised me.

Sharen Watson said...

OH GOSH!!! I'm so thrilled at his recovery! He looks great! Other than the big boo-boos :-). What a beautiful family. I'm so happy for ALL of you, Robbie. To God be the the glory. AMEN!

Danica/Dream said...

Oh my gosh... those are wonderful. It seems like John is back.

Momstheword said...

Wow, that's some road rash! I don't even want to think about what he'd be like if he hadn't had his leathers on. so happy things are going well. Love the two guys snuggling picture.

Otus said...

What a wonderful family. I keep praying everything will be back to normal before long. Please all hang in there and remember the man above.
Pam Williams

Jan Parrish said...

God is so very good. Tears of joy. Amazingly beautiful pictures (except the first two) what a miracle. Praising God. What a beautiful (and handsome) offspring.

Sending you cyber hugs. Love you!

Ruthie said...

It was SO good to see the pictures of John and your family. He's looking good and I'm sure it was wonderful medicine to see everyone.
Still praying for a great recovery.
Hugs. Ruthie

Vivek said...

Hey Robbie, I spoke with John this morning... I hadn't spoken to him in a while and had no idea...

Thank you for sharing your world, all of it. It encourages me and gives a wonderful, practical view of Life with God.

We are praying for your family.