Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014

Today began with a quick breakfast for all of us - we had cereal of our choosing, and the girls even had a couple of bowls each (I guess they were hungry this morning). That's what happens with growing kids... ;-)
After breakfast, we soon got ready to head off to the hospital campus, where Jason had his first appointment with Physical Therapy (PT). Jackie went with us to the base, as that is where her Child Development Center (CDC) is also. She is always so excited about going there, and that makes us very happy. The funny thing is that when we come to pick her up she is just as excited to see us.

Jason had his first appointment with PT, over at the C5 clinic. On the way over there were a couple of people he knew from Bethesda walking through the halls. Both of them were doing well, and their wounds were completely healed up. They were now out here, where they have retired and occasionally come in to Balboa for specific treatment. As a result of these social encounters, Jason was almost late for his appointment. Well, I guess I should say he thought he was almost late. We arrived at about 10 minutes to 10:00, when he thought his appointment was. Actually, his appointment was for 10:30, so we were very early, and I had to smile at the hurried look on his face. The appointment went well and Jackie, the therapist did an excellent job on Jason's shoulder.

Jason had one other person to see, and that was a very quick meeting. It was simply to get a shot and then we were out of there. We headed back to the house, and got there before noon. We basically just got settled in when Linda and Stacy came walking in. Linda had taken Stacy to the library and she picked up another 10 books. She loves to get new books for us to read to her. She will have the books read to her so many times that she nearly memorizes them and then starts to recognize some of the words for herself. I guess this is one of the ways kids learn to read. This plus what Linda has been doing with her will help her move along quickly after she enters kindergarten in a couple of weeks. Yep, school starts soon, and this year both girls will be going to the same school.

The rest of the day was relaxed, with me going to pick up Jackie and then a little later, after dropping her off at the house, I went to the store. Tomorrow there are no appointments, though we have a number of things we want to accomplish. I was talking with Jason and told him I wanted to get an early bike ride in, and he wants to head over to the gym in the morning. I have a list of about 12 things I would like to get done, and so just maybe I will be able to do it. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

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