“All human wisdom is contained in these two words: wait and hope.”
Fortunately , there isn’t much to report on Vernon except that he is doing well. Well…compared to earlier this week. The doctors even decided to forgo the gall bladder procedure slated for this morning because his signs are slowly, slowly starting to improve again. This kind of waiting I don’t mind. Thank you for keeping him in your hearts. The prayers are working!
The kids and I have been spending more time together at the table, making paintings for Daddy’s wall. A little art therapy has done us each some good. Maki and I went to take our latest offerings up to the hospital today before catching a movie together. Maki is doing great, a little more used to things. But of course he is just waiting and hoping himself for the day Vernon’s eyes open and a connection can be made again. I’m proud of his patience and strength. I’m thankful for his mother, too, who has come to be near him in this time.
While we were there today, Maki noticed something that struck him as funny: a band-aid on Vernon’s pinky. In all the wires and pads and blankets and computers, he noticed an ironic little detail like that. That kid’s got Eagle Eyes; he always has! So of course I took a photo. Hope it makes you smile like we did.