Friday, March 4, 2011
A perfect day for a train ride!
Kind of big news...we aren't at the hospital tonight! We're finally staying outside of the hospital for a weekend! Woohoo! This morning we hopped on a train and now we're in Portland. The train ride was so much fun with Cale! I was really tired and thought at one point I was going to get a little nap. My eyes were closed, my head was against the seat, and I thought that I had finally found a comfy position for my legs. About 3 minutes later I felt a tap-tap and a nudge-nudge from the handsome guy sitting next to me. ;) Instead of the nap, we played cards! The big adventure was trying to get to the bathroom on a moving train! I have a hard time with that and I can walk just fine. Cale's walker was too wide to fit through the seats, so we carefully maneuvered through the seats. When we made it to the bathroom, I could only help Cale get turned around and then had to wait patiently outside, hoping that he wouldn't fall, bang his head, or get hurt some other way. When he came out, I told him he did great and he said, "I don't like it. I don't want to do it ever again!" Well, not even two hours later, he had to do it again. I think it was a little easier the second time though. That sure did work on his balance!
At the train station, we had a couple minutes so we went into the little store. Cale walked around with me and disappeared around a corner. When he came back he had a really big smile on his face. When I asked what he wanted he said, "I want everything!" haha!
Tomorrow there's a Brain Seminar I'm going to, and Cale's going to hang out with some people at the house we're staying at. The lady that I'm going to the seminar with and the house we're staying at, is actually Adam's Aunt! Crazy?! I met her in June and she's been an encouragement since. She invited me to come this weekend and I jumped on finding a way and making it happen. So far, we made cookies, had Beef roast for dinner, played cards, and visited. It's been so great! Cale is snoring next to me. :)
Cale helped make the cookies! They were No Bakes which were his favorite!
We also spent time with Adam's mom and brother!
This has been so special to me! I loved getting to talk with them and talk about the progress that Cale and Adam have made. Adam's mom and aunt had met Cale in June, so getting to see him today is a big change!
Your name, God, evokes a train of Hallelujahs wherever It is spoken, near and far; your arms are heaped with goodness-in-action. Psalm 48:10
Posted by Kathleen at 10:29 PM