A surprise visit from Officer Dale was a big hit with Sam!
Then the fun got even bigger when another surprise (to Sam) visitor came, Rabbi Steve!
|P.S. Also no mask! Sam's ANC is over 2000 and the hospital was pretty quiet when we went downstairs.|
Sam was supposed to start Hebrew School this year, and I know that he was a little jealous of his siblings' learning Hebrew at their school this year. So I promised that once we got into the hospital I would teach him Hebrew....truthfully, until today he didn't really feel up to much. And conveniently today, the Hebrew book that I've been waiting for arrived. Judi, our wonderful director of education, had given it to me when David was in first grade so that I could teach him the alef-bet, and now it's out of print. She did a lot of legwork to find a copy of it, and we are so grateful to the folks at Bloch Publishing who dug it out and sent it to her! Sam was so excited to begin, and he was so proud that he learned four letters and three vowels this evening!
We're still here in the hospital but it's now starting to feel like he's ready to be out in the real world. Things are coming together, he's feeling well and has a lot more energy. It's only 23 days after his whole world changed, so I shouldn't expect too much of him, right?
Slow and steady....one day at a time....