For the first time in over a month, I “took the day off” from caring for Nick. One friend took him to physical therapy and out to lunch. Then another friend came over to help at home and spend time with him. It only amounted to about four and a half hours, but the effects last much longer. Me? I went horseback riding for the first time in my life. To experience something brand new, to feel that nervous surge of adrenaline again, to be outside in nature on a perfect day, all these things shifted my panorama. Riding on and connecting with that beautiful, majestic horse this afternoon soothed my shaken soul.
I want Nick to feel what I felt today. And I bet he will, tomorrow, when he holds his newly crafted legs for the first time.
We have spent a lot of time with the Fener clan this week. I’ve loved it! His brothers, Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle and especially Nick, are all such neat people. Get them all together, add me and Nancy, and it’s non stop laughter, story telling and ball busting; just like I always imagined family time to be.