|Check out Sam's rockin' Team in Training shirt from the awesome group in St. Louis -- amazing.|
When Karen got here there were puzzles and books....two of her specialties (and Sam's too!)
|The new Scaredy Squirrel book! We have a plan!|
|They raised the bed up to be nest-like, one of Sam's favorite tricks to show his friends!|
Much of the day was spent reading The Last of the Great Whangdoodles. (Karen and my mom each took turns as well!) At one point, this evening, I read for over an hour! I felt like the grandpa in The Princess Bride, as I kept checking in with Sam: "are you tired? should I stop now?" Sometimes he would just shake his head, don't stop. Sometimes he would have that glint in his eye, knowing that I was teasing (after all, I wanted to find out the ending too!). And one memorable time, very near the end of the book, he waved his hand at me in a princely fashion, and said, "Proceed."
I seriously threw my head back and laughed. "Proceed"!? It was awesome. Like working for a young emperor. He grinned a huge Cheshire grin, knowing that he'd been a character. And I was so glad to see that Sam-spark. It's there, just hiding a little bit under the quiet and the tired fevers.
So....dear cells, please proceed with your healing.
We'll be here waiting.