Today was one of those days that kind of got away from us. We had appointments and then had some other personal issues come up that required Jason to go in a different direction. He did manage to get in to Occupational Therapy, but the other appointments were just cancelled. We ended up having to take another side trip to go retrieve his cell phone, since it apparently dropped off his chair last night. Fortunately for us Anthony Netto found it and it is only about a 20 minute drive to get out to see Anthony, and then another 20 minute drive to get back. Jason needed to get in contact with a couple of folks, and their contact information was on the phone, otherwise we wouldn't have needed to retrieve the phone so urgently.
Once we got back from picking up the phone we immediately headed over to the Patrick Wade Child Development Center, where Jackie is to start day care this coming Monday. Today was the orientation for new parents, and it was important for Jason to be there. We got to see the class room where Jackie will be going, and a chance to meet the teachers. It was actually the second time for visiting the center, so it wasn't all a totally new experience for us. Again, we headed back to the house, and this time Jason was able to lay back down and rest. At this point he had been up in his chair for about four hours, and he was becoming uncomfortable.
Linda had to fly back up to Livermore this evening, and she had stayed back with the girls so that we could go to the Patrick Wade Center orientation. The girls were still asleep when we first got there, but were soon up and awake. Marilyn Carter came over to visit and presented the girls with some gifts. It was almost all Hello Kitty stuff, and Stacy was very excited (one of her favorites). Jackie was happy to see the gifts too, though I don't believe she has formed much of an opinion about who here favorite characters are, yet. It was good to see Marilyn and her son, Christian, and they stayed for a nice visit, then had to get on to the airport. They also took Linda to the airport, as they were all flying back together.
Linda won't be able to get back down here until Memorial Day weekend, so yes, that means she won't be seeing Jason for Mother's Day. It was something we talked about, and it was a difficult decision for her, but it was how she wanted to handle the time off, since she has been taking a lot of time off from her daycare. For me, I'll just be glad to see her again, and possibly for 4 or 5 days. Thank you, all for all the support and for all the prayers being sent our way. Jason is still dealing with some issues that weigh heavy on him at times and the need for divine support is real.