I've probably had other things on my mind.
But today is one of my own favorite number/word connections. The Hebrew letters that make up the number 32 are lamed and bet, which spell the Hebrew word "lev," which means "heart."
Oh, how this whole business has been a test of our hearts....our hearts which are filled up with the love of our family and our community, of all of you who continue to care for and support us....with the heart of our family sometimes here and sometimes there....hearts saddened for the friends we have made and lost....hearts full of joy for those who have completed treatment and live happy, healthy lives...
Today, the 32nd day of Sam's new life, we continue to be grateful for his progress and for the gift of each day.
Yesterday, Sam had one of his heart's desires fulfilled. All summer, he's been looking forward to September 27th, when Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 came out. The movie trailer was a family favorite all summer! ("There's a leek in the boat!") I was truthfully a little shocked that the doctors were okay with a movie for Sam, but I was not going to argue. So off to the movies we went!
We weren't sure how crowded the mall would be, so we decided to try a mask (it really didn't feel mask-worthy afterwards so it was only for a bit) and Solly wanted one too.
|I made them hold hands in case Yael decided to wander off with Sam's tubes attached to her back!|
Today started out a little bit differently. Sam knew that his siblings were otherwise occupied today and his pass would be with just mom...and he had a few moments of feeling sad and crabby about that, as well as, I think, the aftereffects of the exhaustion of Friday. We both took a long nap for most of the morning and by 2 o'clock he was feeling a little more ready to go out. Unfortunately, it was still very sunny, so we only were able to spend about 20 minutes at the zoo. Also, Sam wanted to rest quite a bit while we were there...
|Clearly we were underdressed. Who knew the zoo was black tie?|
And so that's where we are, today, at the heart of it all....