A Happy Mother’s Day

14 May

We’ve made it to the middle of May, which is no small feat considering Susie had a brain stem stroke two weeks ago.  This last week was a few steps forward.  Susie’s brother Doug was in town to help.  We enjoyed dinners with him and the two of them regularly enjoyed sitting on the back porch with their morning coffee.  We did a trip out to Callahan’s last weekend and they went to the movies on Doug’s last day in town.

In addition to having fun with Doug, Susie is now able to go down our stairs without assistance.  We often remind her to use the railings, but she tries to sneak in a little rebellion everyday with a wry smile.  Susie started outpatient therapy on Thursday.  We’re starting out with twice a week and plan to increase to three times a week.  The sessions will be around three hours.

Our week ended on a high note.  We went to Pearl’s High School for an awards ceremony on Friday, and watched Pearl receive two awards: Trustees’ Scholar Award and Outstanding Student Award.  We are so proud of her.  After getting home, we received a TXT from Gabriel that he’s been accepted into Cal Poly’s Biomedical Engineering Masters Program.

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The cherry on top is our niece, Bea, is visiting this weekend and there is a nice collection of family out at Onion Creek.  Lots to celebrate with Susie, today, on Mother’s Day.