Back, and better than before. It’s obvious we needed that dramatic shift in perspective in order to continue on. Was tough at the time, but I’m grateful to have that deep experiential understanding about this journey. I guess we can only climb this mountain for so long while holding our heads high. We are bound to trip on something sooner or later. The real measure of our progress is how quickly we get back up again. This fall was a short one. Moving on!
Nick had a great initial consult meeting with a personal trainer at the gym today. They discussed goals; physical, mental and spiritual. Nick will begin a program with him tomorrow as an extension to the PT he is already doing. He needs true fitness guidance and a path to gain over-all strength. This man seems like the perfect addition to Nicks team.
We had dinner with some great friends tonight, a small thank you for all they’ve done for us. When we met them at the restaurants bar, Nick wheeled in, lined up with the bar, and pulled himself up to standing to order himself a beer from the bartender. Seeing him standing upright there, in a significant real-life situation was so insanely satisfying. I wanted to scream, “Look how far you’ve come baby!” We were all so proud. At the end, Nicks fortune cookie read: Keep your feet on the ground even though friends flatter you. Could that be any funnier? Especially since our friends were seeing Nicks legs for the first time. Well, yes. Yes it could get funnier. He jokingly griped to the waitress about what the cookie said, wheeled back away from the table and pulled his leg off in protest. Then, the manager came. She got the same show, with the same group of people in a fit of hysterical laughter. Despite the natural instinct to feel awkward, the staff handled Nicks delicate situation perfectly. And we even got a bunch of free appetizer cards for our next visit. Score!!