Many people remind me that the trip is only beginning for Katy and I. There will be rehab, prosthetics, more rehab, more prosthetics, medicines, and doctors in our future for a while still to come. As people remind me of these things, I am reminded that, in life, the journey is more important than the destination. We all end up at the same place, at least on earth, so our travels will define us more than our end. I am also reminded of something Katy and I heard while taking the Landmark Forum. A great person does not do great things. A great person overcomes great obstacles to do great things. That phrase has stayed with me since I first heard it. I draw on it, often, when faced with unfortunate circumstances. I hope that this will help some of you too. Besides, what good is it to argue what has already happened? We are here, all of us, today, and, though we can’t control what tomorrow may bring, we can own how we approach each day. Anyway, I’ll step off the soapbox for now.
Katy had a good day. Her PT and OT are moving right along. We did a practice run transfering her from a wheelchair to the car. I had no problem with the transfer, and then Katy and I made a lap up the 6 levels of the garage and back down. I wanted to see how she would handle the motion of being in a car. I sped around corners, hit the breaks, swerved back and forth, and Katy was just having a great time. She said it felt great to be back in one of our cars! I know that she cannot wait to get back to Houston, and I feel like we are getting close.
Every day, as I write the blog, I try to thank and acknowledge all those who have helped us. Every night, when I am done with the blog, I think, “CRAP! I forgot to thank _______.” If I have forgoten to write my thank you on here, please know that I have not forgotten everything that all of you have done. I would like to add one more special thanks to all of my students who have raised funds for us, and for Colina’s Restaraunt for hosting an event. I am so blown away, and proud, of “my kids.” It reaffirms my faith in America’s youth. It seems that all you have to do is reach them, and they are capable of anything. I will write more later.
Love to all,