I can't keep a thought in my head for two minutes this morning, so random it is!
Cynthia has a nice post summarizing the Warming Grace project -- the response has been great. That just warms MY heart. Cynthia has been very supportive, encouraging and generous, with just a few emails and comments, in regards to my brother's recovery; her husband works with people who have Acquired Brain Injury, and they've taken a keen interest.
I will be visiting my brother in the hospital for the last time today. It was six weeks ago yesterday morning, from the instant he was slammed from behind by that semi truck, that the miracles started piling up -- it's a miracle that he -- that no one -- was killed, a miracle that he was conscious at the scene, a miracle that he wasn't paralyzed, a miracle that the gas tank didn't explode, a miracle that a helicopter can transport him so quickly to where he needs to be so that a neurosurgeon can do brain surgery when needed (and later fix a broken neck), a miracle that he could be in a coma for weeks on end and wake up cracking jokes and recognizing everyone who walked through the door -- and many more miracles, large and small, one atop the other. Incredible. Today he's going out to lunch with one of the therapists and another rehab patient. Tomorrow he's going home. It's just surreal. He's got a lot to work on -- reading, writing and 'rithmetic -- but he knows it and he's so motivated and he wants to get back to his regular, old life so badly. The recovery-o-meter is going to make a huge leap tomorrow, the minute he gets to hug his dog and walk through the door of his own house.
I think I must have still been in high school the last time I saw my brother every single day for six weeks in a row! Now my life will be returning to "normal," too.
I went to WW last night for the first time since I re-upped -- the week before Michael's accident. It turns out that I must eat when under stress. ; ) Also, I think the black jeans I bought last fall must have lost some of their stretch. Yeah, that's my story.
Do you think I'm excited? That I might have had a good time last year? This morning, I booked an October flight to NY so I can return here.
Okay, I'm going outside to check for spring in my yard!