Turned out that today went from a pretty ordinary day to a special day. We got the girls up at about 07:00 this morning, and I fixed a simple breakfast for them. Sometimes we have "special" cereal here, and today it was Frosted Mini Wheats (Nabisco). Both of the girls were very pleased with the availability for that choice and both wanted a larger than normal serving (okay, that probably wasn't a surprise). We then packed up and headed out, first to get the girls to their day care/pre-schools, and then... to get Jason over to his first driver evaluation at the Scripts Hospital.
His appointment was at 09:00, and we had him over to the location (as stated on the letter) at 08:45. Only problem with this was that the building we went into had no idea of what he wanted or who he was supposed to deal with. Fortunately there was this one young man, Paul C. (that's all there was on his name badge) who was resourceful. He made a couple of phone calls and then directed up over to the correct building. It was amazing that they could be that close together, on the same campus, and not know about what was done in each other's buildings. Anyway, Jason made it to his appointment by 09:30, and they were able to still get him in.
The evaluation and testing took two hours to complete, and the lady working with him was totally amazed at not only what he could do, but also by how up-beat he was. The testing they had included this one eye exam that Jason wanted me to take. It was a series of letters printed on this eye chart that progressively faded as it went down the chart. I could see all the letters down to the second to the last line. As far as I could tell there wasn't a line after the one I could barely make out, but I was assured one was there. The examiner said that she has been doing this for close to 20 years and no one has ever been able to see that bottom line. As it was, that was the last thing we did before leaving and on the way out we ended up talking to a few other guys who were also in wheelchairs, for one reason on another. Again, just about everyone who meets Jason is impressed with his attitude and how well he speaks to them about how the future will be. We also handed out several pieces of information on Stand-Up-And-Play, and hope they can get some benefit from the information. When we finally did get outside Gracie apparently needed to be there. She left a small "gift" on their lawn, and I simply grabbed one of the bags we carry with us, and put it in the trash.
It was now getting to be a little after noon and both Jason and I were getting kind of hungry. Anthony Netto had contacted Jason earlier, about lunch, so we all met at Red Lobster. It was a nice relaxed lunch, and we enjoyed each other's company. Jason and I got home at about 13:40 (1:40pm), and I had a few things I needed to take care of, not the least was getting a few things done for the girls, with Halloween coming up soon. I had picked up a couple of pumpkins and had promised Stacy that we would carve them today. Only problem with that was that I didn't have any pumpkin carving knives, you know, the ones that allow for the carving, but aren't very sharp and relatively safe for small children. I ran over to Target and they were sold out, so I had to get back home and figured I be doing the carving and just have the girls involved with the design work. As it was, that turned out to be the best anyway (I'll post pictures tomorrow).
After the pumpkin work we had dinner - yeah, I found time to prepare dinner, though Joselyn did some of the prep work for me. After dinner was a little play time and then bath time. Funny how the both of them really enjoy playing in the water so much. I washed their hair and by 20:15 (8:15pm) they were ready for bed. I let them pick out a couple of stories and read to them, and then said good night. Finally back to the kitchen for clean up and now I get to catch up on my email and the blog. Not sure how tomorrow is going to turn out, but if it is even half as good as today, it was be an excellent one. Thank you, for all your continued prayers and support. Take care and stay positive.