Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012

We had a pretty good day today, with Jason's appointments being scheduled such that we had plenty of time to get to them, and it didn't interrupt anything else we had going on. On top of that, we have started to get to know some of the neighbors a little better, and found out that one of the couples has a couple of little girls, the same age as Stacy and Jackie, and they got to have a play day with them. We will be doing another day tomorrow as well. The really cool part of the chance meeting was that Charlie, the husband/father, of this new family is also EOD, and he spent some time in Okinawa, just like Jason. As it turned out Jason left before Charlie arrived, so they didn't get to meet until here. They do know some common EOD friends and I think it will provide Jason with another guy he can talk to, who has a common understanding of what Jason is talking about. This also works the other way, in that it allows Jason to be the sounding board for Charlie. The kids had a great time, and Stacy was able to ride one of their tricycles with the older girl and she was both really happy and very worn out at the end. About the only thing I didn't get done today was the hair cut that I wanted to get. I will get one though, some day this week.

Jason will be showering and a dressing change in the morning, and I am anticipating that he will be looking good and healing further along. As long as there are no set backs, Jason should be making some very positive and serious improvements over these next few months.

Thank you all, for all your continued support and for all the prayers being sent our way.

5 comments:

  1. Such excellent news! Glad the girls found some friends close by, so good for them. How terrific that the neighbor and Jason have so much in common! It sounds as if life is moving in a positive direction and everyone is settling in to a good routine. Keep us posted as to the arrival of the new chair and seat. I hope the PT and OT are moving in a good direction also.

    It sounds as if you are even going to be able to fit in a hair cut this week - important to take care of yourself too!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!
    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends
    PS Still praying

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  2. Love coming here and reading good news!
    Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid...for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
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  3. I'm so happy to hear that Jason has nice neighbors--they can make any neighborhood feel like a home. And how wonderful to have playmates for his darling girls so close.

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  4. You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers...
    Love your Friends from DLC

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  5. Goodmorning!!! Praying you have a day filled with many blessings...sending hugs and prayers.
    Sandy from Kentucky

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