Today was a little different, for one of our Sundays, in that Linda was headed off to a Blue Star Mothers luncheon, honoring Gold Star Mothers. For those that don't know - Gold Star Mothers are those that have had a child in the military and also lost a child due to a combat related incident. One of the things we learned today (both Lind and I) is that the last Sunday in September has been designated Gold Star Mothers Day, by Congress, and was done in 1936. The idea of the Gold Star was begun by President Woodrow Wilson, back in 1918, to give them recognition beyond the Blue Star, that was already known. Anyway, Linda was gone for most of the day, with fellow Blue Star Mothers - Loretta,Tina and Lynn, from her chapter. It sounded like she had a good time meeting all these new people, and spending time with friends.
While Linda was off doing this I was home with the girls and Jason. The girls wanted to go to a new park, Live Oak Park, that isn't too far from where we live now. Before leaving, Linda asked me to just relax and try not to do too much, around the house. I did my best to oblige and aside from some dishes and laundry, I didn't do too much. I also put in Jason's pet door, so the dogs can, theoretically, get in and out of the house, on their own; we just need to get them used to using it. I did get to watch a little 49er football, and it was very disappointing. It was like a good college team going up against a professional football team, and the 49ers were not the professionals. I think the next couple of years are going to be dedicated to rebuilding because they have gone through such an upheaval.
Tonight there was a lunar eclipse, and shortly after dinner, and getting the girls to bed, Linda and I were able to sit out on the patio and just relax and enjoy it. I went in and asked Jason if he'd like to come out and see it and he said, "no." A short time later he was out on the patio and took a look, with us. He didn't stay too long, and that is probably a good thing. We still want to have him stay down as much as possible. His wounds are healing up, and a big factor with that is the fact that he has been able to stay down. Also, while I was at the park with the girls, Jason had a visitor. Tim Kirk, the realtor who helped us find the property for Jason's house, came by and visited for about an hour. He was here when we got back from the park, and then stayed a little longer. It was good to see him visit with Jason, as I know Jason would really enjoy having more visitors right now.
One last thing I did today was to install Jason's pet door. It fits into the sliding class door, and is a bit more complicated than I thought it would be, Then again it does seem to work pretty well. So far Gracie is comfortable with it and Kojak is very caution about how it works. We'll see how things go, over the next several days. Thank you for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.