The party went great! Kevin enjoyed himself, but I do admit that he spent quite a bit of time in his bedroom because there were so many people here and it was a bit noisy for him. But he did come out intermittently and he really did have fun when he did. As you can see, he did eat well:
It was a very nice party and it was so great to see everyone. It's so weird to basically 'live' with a group of people and then bam! You hardly ever see them again.
I am hoping now though that we can all get together more often. There are a couple of scrapbookers in the midst so we may get together and scrap. That will sure be fun.
Moving on - before I forget - I want to touch on a subject that will probably offend some people and it really isn't my intention. This is in regards to Kevin's Purple Heart Ceremony and the fact that it has become a HUGE event - too huge for Kevin's stimulation situation.
A couple of weeks ago I saw that there were more and more organizations that wanted to be part of the ceremony and when I talked to Tracy - I will be blunt - I told her "NO MORE". It is nothing against any organization or person - it's truly all about Kevin. I am so incredibly nervous about the length of time that the ceremony is because Kev really can't handle it all (today proved it). The last thing I want is for Kevin to miss his own ceremony and I think at this point it is a very real possibility.
So I just want to say that if Tracy is having to tell you that you or your organization really can't be part of it - it's because I asked her to and I am very sorry, but it's so necessary if Kevin is at all going to have a chance at making it through his own ceremony.
I sure hope we get to meet the people that comment here on the blog and my message is in no way geared toward people witnessing the event, it's just about keeping the actual ceremony as short as possible.
I truly hope everyone understands.
And to touch on a few of the comments from the last few days - first to Barbara B - I didn't realize that you meant his appearance but believe me - I do see the changes there. I must say to him fifty times a day "I am just amazed at how great your chin/neck etc look". I really am amazed too. I never (in a million years) thought that he would look this good! And don't worry Barbara - I wasn't mad or upset.
I also totally relate to the 'diva' comment. Kevin demands so much on a daily basis and it all must be done NOW. He doesn't understand patience and I am now working on him getting up and doing things for himself. He just doesn't get it though, but I'm still trying.
And so far he says he will go to therapy tomorrow so we shall see. I have often used the 'ordered to go by your commanding officer' line, but let's be real here - there is no real military presence here and it's even worse since we are home. It just doesn't wash.
There is more that I want to say about this, but it will have to wait until a different night as I am just too wiped out to delve into it.
And now I am going to leave you with two more photos. Notice the concrete has been poured around the pool? They assure me it will be COMPLETELY done by the time we get home from PA.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 years ago