This world is so new and unfamiliar; everyday we are greeted with a new challenge, and we embrace a new accomplishment.
One of the best therapy’s lately has been the ability to laugh. These haven’t been the first giggles during this journey, but they are more predominate lately. When Mary-Jo had her respiratory tube taken out, our whole family was standing around her bed. She greeted us with the biggest smile. Amongst all of the sadness and confusion she was the one who began poking people with her suction tube, mimicking childish faces and voices, innocently giggling in the joy of being able to take a sip of water. Through our tears and sorrows she brought out the ability for us all to smile and laugh. She set the precedent that encouraged our humor and the need for relief. To this day that same precedent exists. In her sweet smile, her corny jokes, and her ability to find a smile in every situation. She’s physically doing so great. She has been in her manual chair wheeling herself to physio, and learning to maneuver in her new state of mobility. Another muscle in her left arm has recently awakened, we now welcome her left triceps back into the scheme of re-awakenings. Her physiotherapist was talking to her today about her progress, she said that there isn’t a week that goes by where MJ doesn’t make an unbelievable leap or a discovery of new found strength. Now that she’s in her manual chair we will be able to take this pretty lady out on the town. Kate and I were educated on how to lift her today, another piece of freedom and ability. So this weekend we will be venturing out into the sun to play and enjoy the clear salty breeze that sifts through the city.
Open up to the ability to laugh, at yourself, at the trivial situations we all face, and in those moments of discouragement. Smile and know that everything is just the way its supposed to be, and only you can make it the best.