June 12, 2015

Today was the last day of school for Jackie, and she got to go to school (pre-school) in her pajamas. I remember the excitement of being able to do silly things at school, and I hope she remembers this one. The sad part was that some of the parents/kids didn't get the message and when they saw the others in their pajamas they became very upset that they didn't get to wear their pajamas. Jackie had a great time, and I was to come back at 11:30 to pick her up. Problem with that though was that for whatever reason, I had it in my head that it was 12:30, and so yes, I was late. Funny part is, I thought I was actually a little early - it all worked out.

Linda was off taking care of a bunch of errands and getting ready for her trip with her parents. For the past couple of days she has been running from place to place getting things for the trip; getting things for the girls; and, getting things for the house. She is even taking some time to breath, a little. The one thing that I think will help her get through all this is that her dad will be doing a bunch of the driving and that will give her a chance to just relax a little - - - I hope.

Jason went in to Balboa Hospital today, to take care of a couple things, and I didn't have to go in with him. One was a simple procedure that he decided to not do, because he was going to be going in for surgery this coming Tuesday, so he'll just have it all done at the same time. I think that is actually a better way to go, and ultimately be more comfortable for him. Speaking of comfort - one of the biggest challenges he has is getting around in his chair and staying reasonably comfortable. We have been working with this new chair supplier and we think the chair they have shows a great deal of promise, but it sure seems difficult to get it to be just how Jason wants it. Right now the back system they offer just doesn't provide the right kind of support, so now we're waiting on an after-market provider, and hope they have a better and more comfortable back. If they can get that right then we will have a new chair, and Jason will have a more comfortable ride. I still don't think he will be able to be in his chair for more than a few hours at a time, but at least it will be a little better.

Tomorrow we will be heading up to Los Angeles, to share in our grandson, Ethan's 3rd birthday.  We will be going up in the van and stopping to pick up Linda's parents. Stacy and Jackie are very excited about seeing Nana, Tata and their cousins again, and we should all have a great time. Jason will be staying back here, so that he can get some rest and quiet time, with Joselyn coming in to make sure he is taken care of. I sure wish Jason could get to the point of being able to visit with people more frequently, but that just doesn't seem to be on the near horizon. We'll be leaving the house at about 07:30, so that we can get Linda's folks and still be to the party with plenty of time to spare. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Hope you can figure out the chair issue!
    So much packed into 3 verses! What amazing comfort! Praying!
    Psalms 62:5-8 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

  2. No matter what you're going through, always turn to the Lord. Continuing to pray!
    Psalms 63:1-2 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.


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