Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 289 - Mar 16, 2009

You will not believe what my son did today! Here, let me show you:




Yes. We had went to the house we are buying and I was in the kitchen looking at something and I heard the click of Kevin's seat belt being undone. I know him well enough to know that that meant trouble. With a capital T. I ran to the stairwell leading to the second floor and there was Kevin already standing up on the second step! He was so determined to see the second floor that I had to follow him up the stairs just to catch him in case he started to fall. I allowed him to rest his body on mine with each step and let me tell you - he did it! I was scared and proud of him all at once. And you should have seen his face when he made it to the top! He was just grinning from ear to ear until he realized he had to come back down! But he sat on his butt and bumped down each step until he stood up at the bottom and got back into his chair. I tell ya - he is gonna be the death of me yet (have I not been saying this since he was born?)!! Hopefully this will alleviate any more curiosity of the second floor. (these pics were taken with my phone as I was not leaving him alone up there to grab my camera)

And my meetings went very well today. Dennis, one of the VA guys, is truly such a great help. He offers insight into things that I truly just wouldn't even think of. George, one of my realtors, is the same. We all know that this has been such a trying time in purchasing a home, but these two have done so much to make it easier on me. I thank them both - truly.

Kevin did seem to do well on his own today too. He is getting into a routine of sorts and it's working out well for him. For both of us really. Unfortunately I have to leave him for a while again on Wed to meet with JAG on some legal issues so hopefully his therapists will keep him busy.

Well, it's off to bed for me!

16 comments:

Gina said...

He looks so proud!!

Leslie, I finally got the newspapers off to you today...I'm so sorry it took so long to get them out. They got buried on my desk and I found them today. I sent them priority so you should have them by Thursday at the latest, I think!

Alison said...

WOW!

That's all I can think of to say. WAY TO GO KEVIN! (Just please, oh please be CAREFUL, LOL. Don't give your mom a heart attack!) But wow. WOW. That is just...I opened the blog and to see those pics and the GRIN ON HIS FACE.

Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Leslie, I read daily, but don't comment often. I opened this morning and just had to write something.....WOW....what a beautiful sight to see. Just so amazing. We wish you the best. Take care....and keep an eye on that boy LOL

Anonymous said...

TOP OF THE MORNING TO YOU....I ALSO DO NOT WRITE OFTEN, BUT THIS IS A TIME TO WRITE...OH MY GOSH, I WAS SHOCKED AND PLEASANTLY PLEASED...KEVIN HAS THE DETERMINATION AND STRENGTH OF HIS MOM....HATS OFF TO BOTH OF YOU.....

Miss Em said...

JUST THE BEGINNING OF MAKING HIS OWN DECISIONS IN HIS OWN HOME!!!!

Dancing in my living room.

WAY TO GO KEVIN!!!!!!!

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

Long-time RN said...

Ah, the look in his eye says it ALL! Oh my gosh, you got trouble, right there in the River City, with a capitol T, ha ha! What a picture to see this morning. =)

Way to go Kevin!

Glad you're getting good input and advice.

Anonymous said...

So, so wonderful! Wow, Leslie - look at how far you guys have come in LESS than a year!!!
I am so happy and proud for you!
God's blessings.
Melanie in FLorida

Anonymous said...

Wow, way to go Kevin. I'm so happy for you. Thinking and praying for you always.


Barbie L.

Janna said...

Happy St Pattys day to all...and I too am doin' the happy dance : ) Kevin has a smile that absolutely lights up my world!!! And trouble like that is terrific..progress, not in baby steps but leaps and bounds.
Keeping you ( and all your needs ) in prayer daily.
God bless all of you!!

Anonymous said...

Through a smile on my face and tear in my eye, like the rest have said this is just awesome. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Michelle Long

Aggie said...

YAY KEVIN!!!!! So glad you shared this...he truly is making wonderful strides! Been thinking of you and kevin, Haven't posted much, but I keep up withethblog almsot daily....it is so awesome to see the progress he is making.

Jessica said...

Woohoo! Go Kevin! I love your heart and determination and, of course, that huge smile on your face. You sure made me smile today.

Leslie, I'm so glad you have people helping you who have experience and wisdom. I hope you get what you need from JAG.

Kevin's latest progress is such an answer to prayer and I'll continue to pray for more improvements and good health.

Jodi said...

WOW! LOVE the pictures and Kev's smile. I am smiling and crying at the same time...
Thanks for taking and posting these pics Leslie. Thank you...

Okay, I can't see (thru the tears) what I am typing, LOL, so I will just say I hope you had another great day today!!!

Love you guys so much!!!!!!!!!!!
Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Patricia said...

Oh yeah...oh yeah...happy happy joy joy...clap clap clap and whoooowhooo!! just really cool beaners....

Vicki C said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!! Way to go Kevin!!! Those photos just made my day! Thanks!

scsoldiersangel said...

Just caught up on the last couple of days. Hooah Kevin!!! You are doing awesome! Love your smile, keep soldiering on!