You know how I felt today? I felt like the luckiest guy in the world again. I felt pretty normal. –Nick, as I was kissing him goodnight
I felt like I was chauffeur to the President today. Nick received so many amazing phone calls, texts, and emails from so many people all day long. People were laughing, crying, screaming, cussing. It’s amazing. He was on the phone almost all day catching up with friends who had just seen his walking video and couldn’t NOT call to congratulate him. Nick’s spirit was soaring.
This morning we had an appointment in Moreno Valley at the hospital where Nick was first at. He’s going to volunteer there and needed to fill out some paperwork, do a fingerprint background check, and get a TB test. We can’t believe what they require just to volunteer there; just short of an arm and a leg. It’s a good thing they didn’t ask for that… he’d be a bit short. More on the volunteer stuff later.
After we got back from the wetsuit place, Nick had to try out his new swim shorts, so we went to the gym for a swim. He loves them!
You can tell from this action shot that he is really hauling ass. I don’t recall ever seeing him swim that fast. For the first time, he simply looked like some dude swimming laps in the pool, instead of a guy with no legs trying to move about.