Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

Today started with a call to Linda, my wife, to wake her up, as she likes to have me call her rather than listen to the alarm. I called her at 05:40, and that also gives us a few minutes to talk and discuss what we plan on doing during the day. After I got off the phone with Linda I got up and started to get ready for the day, and then the phone started to ring and it was Larry, Linda's brother. He wasn't going to be able to come down as planned, and perhaps that was a better thing after all, as the girls were kind of slow to get ready this morning. They wanted to play and run around rather than get ready. Then again, it might have been that I was letting them run around and play because now Larry wasn't coming... ;-)

Larry actually called me a bit later in the day and told me that the biggest factor keeping him from coming down was the fact that he felt he was catching a cold or some other ailment, and he didn't want to introduce it to Jason. I thanked him for that and told him that we were going to be here for a while, and that he can still come back down some other time. We might even go fishing this summer, and I think Jason would really enjoy that.

Jason's appointment today was with the concussion clinic and they wanted to see how he was doing. As it was, right after the blast he was kept in a comma for a couple of weeks and when they brought him up they did a quick check to see if there was any possible concussion type injury. Because there appeared to be none there wasn't any other checking or follow up until now. Actually there hasn't been anything to worry about as he is mentally functioning just fine. It was good to have the appointment though, as it is something that needs to be followed.

The rest of the day/evening was spent just relaxing around the house and playing with the girls. I still need to get over to the book store to find a copy of bible stories for children. Right now her favorite bed time story is Jack and the Bean Stalk, and most of the time she see herself as the main character, so I do some modifications to make it work and she is happy. Jackie is usually asleep by the time I'm done with the story.

Tomorrow is going to be an easier day - I think - so I'm kind of looking forward to a little more down time. Then again, if there is some down time I might take the family for a drive over to the marina and just look at the boats. Jackie is fascinated with airplanes so I want to expose her to something new.

Thank you, for your continued support and prayers.

3 comments:

  1. Hope you can relax tomorrow!
    Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
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  2. So glad no problems with concussions for Jason. How did the laser treatment go? How's his bladder infection doing? I hope it's on it's way out! Do they know what caused this one this time?

    We're having lots of rain today, the hills are green and so very pretty finally.

    I may be helping Linda tonight if she is feeling up to it, waiting for word from her.

    Give Jason and the girls a hug from me.
    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  3. Hi Jason and George - the Moms were up at Bethesda again this Sunday and I am happy to report it is getting quieter right now. :-) Happy to read the girls are there. Tell us more about the laser, what did they do?

    Katie a Marine Mom

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