citypizzaovernight.com showed up bearing a new toaster oven for the HOT unit and fifteen of his special 10" pizzas to feed the whole floor. Sam talked and studied with his teachers while Adam set up in the small kitchen and cooked pizzas for everyone. All the staff loved the new toaster oven and the pizzas that just kept flowing throughout the floor.
Just after that Uncle Josh stopped by to say hi and drop off David and Yael to spend the afternoon with Sam. Sam's smile was ear to ear. Yael was super happy to find pizza served hot upon her arrival. Lunch Part II!
The day just kept getting better and better. After Sam's teachers left, and Adam headed home, Yael and David hunkered down to a day of Socker Bopper Fights, drawing, talking, playing Dragonvale, talking Dragonvale, and visiting the Dragonvale parks of all their friends. Before David and Yael left, Bubbe and Zeyde came to visit and sit with Sammy. While they visited I walked David and Yael down to the van where mom and baby Solly were waiting for them. Packed in for the car ride home, "I love yous" and "goodbyes" all said, I headed back up to the room for the rest of the evening with Sammy.
Sammy loved drawing pictures on his Boogie Board while I read some Harry Potter 3 to him. Sam drew a great impression of a Dementor from the book.
Sam's art work never ceases to amaze me. He gets better and better each time he picks up a pencil or a pen. Sam also enjoyed showing me how he loved his new Bears Hat. Always one to show his team colors in the middle of Packer's Country, Sam fears no fan.
I am exhausted in that good way after a day spent with some of my favorite people in the world. At times I felt like I was hosting a party for the whole floor in Sam's honor as I made sure everyone had some pizza to eat. I loved watching the joy Sam took in having his brother and sister in the room with him. I love how Sam takes each day a single moment at a time and wrings every ounce of specialness out of each moment that he can. In hard times it doesn't get much better than this as I marvel at my son who makes it seem that he can do anything while balancing on one hand.
May he always take such joy in the days ahead as his counts continue recovering and his days on the HOT floor fade to none.
Thank you all for making the days pass so quickly and making the love and prayers felt each and every moment of every day.