Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 883 - Oct 29, 2010

We had a most wonderful day today. The WHOLE family went to the beach and spent hours just lying in the sun and swimming in the ocean (even my dad who hasn't went to the beach in thirty years!). We all had a blast. The water was just perfect. The sun was just perfect. And the company was just perfect.

I can honestly say that I probably haven't been that relaxed since May 31 of '08 - the day Kevin was wounded. Kevin did fantastic and even when he didn't want to swim anymore he just pulled out his iPad and played his games. Nobody wanted to leave, but we had to as the kids all had plans to go out this evening.

And that they did. Kevin, Breezy, Chris, Anthony and my sis Kim, all went out and they didn't get home until almost 2am. From what I gather Kevin sang Karaoke and danced quite often. I believe he even shot a game of pool. I thought about going, but I really wanted Kevin to go out without me being there so I opted to stay home and I just watched tv all night long. Total mindless fun. All by myself even.

And I am going to end the post with a bunch of pics from the beach.


Anonymous said...

WOW the pics are beautiful, looks like Kevin"had some fun" and hey Grammy next time there is gonna be a lil bundle joining you me, it's the best....grandkids make the world seem right, if even for a moment. In the worst of your days, all you have to do is see that lil one and everything goes away....hope you enjoy as much as we I know you will. Blessings to you all.


Jodi said...

That is SO AWESOME Les!!! What wonderful news. You all have been thru so much, and hearing about this wonderful time just warms my heart, puts a smile on my face and tears in my eyes. You all deserve things to go well. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you all so much!!!
Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Long-time RN said...

Awesome!! =)

Lorraine said...

What a wonderful a day,you will remember forever. Days like that go so fast. Hope your visit is just as great. ENJOY you all deserve it. Now I have to get kleenex to blow my nose. Love to all

karen said...

Do you know what made tears spring to my eyes? When you said that the kids had plans for the evening. I grew up without cousins, and it really feels great when my nieces and nephews have social events together without us! I would imagine it feels even better to let Kevin spread his wings with his family and peers and to have a moment to let go. No wonder you feel relaxed ... they don't say it takes a village for nothing, eh?