Over the past several months (almost a year?) we have been talking with Jason about him needing to get out and get some exercise at a gym. Well, yesterday he went to the gym ... the gym on Camp Pendleton that is connected with the Wounded Warrior Battalion. It was very good in that it gave him the chance to do some specific exercises, on specific equipment, that was designed to help him with his shoulders and back. He also worked on his core muscle group, and was very pleased with himself afterward.
When he was finished with the gym he went over to see some of his friends at the EOD Company and even brought them a gift - a large bottle of his mead. Unfortunately the mead didn't make it. As he was entering the building he hit a bump and the bottle, which was resting on the power chair, fell off and broke. Needless to say, he was disappointed - as were the guys at the EOD company. He still had a good visit and will be bringing some mead again on the next visit (probably tomorrow). They all had a good time and Jason was there for over an hour, then came back home.
Funny thing is, when he came home I helped him with his shower and then he got back in bed. Within a matter of just a few minutes he was asleep. He slept for a few hours and finally woke up in the evening and was in time to have dinner with the girls.
Tomorrow Jason wants to get over to the gym again, and this time I will be going with him. I'm going to be doing a little of the exercising too, but just not sure what. The gym has been set up for the Wounded Warrior Battalion and I'm not sure how many of the machines and pieces of equipment are available for me to use. That's okay though, as my lower back has just recently started to feel closer to normal (I have been told that I have arthritis in my lower back and left hip and for a while it was uncomfortable to move around much. I've been working on it and making some progress).
Otherwise, not much more going on. The girls are growing and Stacy has gotten involved with the Drama Club at school. She really enjoys being on the stage and being in front of a bunch of people doesn't seem to bother her much at all. She and Jackie are becoming more affectionate with their daddy, and Linda and I are very happy to see this. Jason likes to read to them, and tell them stories, just before the go to bed. It must be the right kind of stories because they both sleep through the night and are waking up ready to start the day.Thank you for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.