May 3, 2012

When I began this blog, over a year ago, I had no idea that it was going to be still going on as much as it is. Typically there are about 150 views every day, and seldom is there a post that doesn't get some comments. It has been rewarding, in that it has let me have an outlet for some of the challenges that have been faced by Jason, and to a lesser extent, me. It has also allowed me to keep a chronological record of what has happened in Jason's recovery and rehabilitation. I hope all those that have been reading it have enjoyed following along, and will continue as long as I am able to continue posting, and now, with that said, here is some of what happened today.

As I said yesterday, all of Jason's medical appointments were cancelled today, so that he could focus on some of the other stressful areas that have been impacting his life. As it turned out, it was the right thing to do. By the end of the day Jason seems to have regained a great deal of focus on what he wants to do, and how he wants to get there. He felt like there was a (for lack of better description) void, because he just flat didn't know what was going to be happening. He now feels like he has a much better understanding of what is going on, and that "void" is just about erased, or should I say, filled (with knowledge). Knowing something is so much better than not knowing. The morning started out with an elevated stress level and at the end of the day he was playing with the girls and reading them stories, and even told them their bedtime story. I know I felt a whole lot better seeing him engaged that much. His attitude is so much more positive now.

The down side is that I really can't tell you the details of what happened, or who we went to visit, but please be happy that it made both of us feel much better, and especially him to feel better. The way the day ended was a trip down to the park with the girls, where they got to play for about 30 minutes. Then we headed over to the hospital to pick up a Rx that he was just about out of (with the pain medications you don't want to loose any continuity). Then because it was just about 19:00 (7pm) we decided to go to Mimi's for dinner. The girls thought it was great fun, and Stacy was talking non-stop while we were there. Jackie was happy to, as she was saying, "Hi!" to just about anybody that walked close by - it was very cute.

After dinner we came back home and shortly afterward we got the girls ready for bed. It had been a busy day and they were both tired, as were Dad and Grandpa. I think we're all going to sleep well tonight. Thank you, for all your continued prayers and for all the support that is being sent our way.


  1. There's no need to write everything down here. There are things you can't share, and that's fine! As long as Jason got help and can better face what lies ahead...that's what counts!
    Praying so very hard in Seattle!
    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
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  2. Knowledge is power. Please know that you have a whole lot of support and love sent your way.

    Prayers sent daily for the Ross Clan.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

  3. I love the picture of Linda and Jason hugging with him standing up. I'm sure Linda loved it too. What a difference a year makes. I can now see how Jason is hitting that golf ball. He probably is doing better than I am. You are and will continue to be in my prayers... all of you.

  4. George: it is easy to see why Jason is such a fine young Marine and hero. He has a very fine and very strong Dad and Mom. God bless you..

  5. Hi Jason and George,
    So happy to hear that some peace is coming your way. May you continue to be blessed with joy, happiness, and healing in your life. As always, you are still in my thoughts and prayers.
    Paula Gentile, Pasadena, Maryland

  6. So happy go year that Jason had Such a good day and is no longer stressed out. I don't need to know the particulars, just know that he is feeling better. Peace, Bill

  7. I have been reading your blog since probably sometime last September. I am so impressed with what you have written and your ability to stay positive in spite of all that you have been through. You and your family have been in my prayers. May God bless each of you and surround you with His love and peace.


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