Today was Kevin's Alive Day! It was 4 years ago today that he was attacked; 4 years of some honestly horrific events and 4 years of some truly amazing events.
I have to admit that I have been in a pretty funky mood the last week just knowing today was coming. Sometimes it's hard to see the good because life on a day to day basis isn't very fun, but I do know how lucky we are! I do know my son is alive and I do know how far he has come!!
This has actually been a pretty good year for us in the scope of things. Kevin is truly stable now and able to travel to some fun places. Do we still have issues when traveling - sure we do, but we aren't going to let it stop us. Kevin still gets overstimulated, but it's not like it used to be. He can go for hours now and we usually just hang out in the room the whole next day.
So to name a few places, we went to LA and met some awesome folks out there, to the Grand Canyon and Last Vegas and Kevin even went snowboarding - who would have ever thought he would do something like that? I can still hear the doctor's saying that he wasn't going to live much longer. Guess we showed them, huh? LOL.
Anyway, today was not your normal day and this day will always have good meaning as well as bad now. You ask why? Well today my daughter purchased her very first home!! It's a very nice starter home not too far from her work and Christian's daycare. She got the call late last night that she was closing at noon today. We hurried up and got all their things moved to the new house tonight and didn't get home until almost 1am. We are all beat!
That being said, I am going to sign off, but before I do - I want to ask Andrew and James to continue to rest in peace. Keep watching over both Kevin and Daniel as I know you have been and I hope your families found some comfort today somewhere. Forever in our hearts!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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