Food: It was a great food day, a great mail day and a great visitors day. Sammy didn't fight his intake of calories once today. In fact he pretty much took his intake by storm and asked for more a few times. It was a pleasure feeding Sam today and so rewarding to see him hungry.
Mail: Sammy got mail not once, but THREE times today! Sammy received over one hundred pieces of mail today and it's just Monday! Sammy got mail from over twelve states. Every letter was amazing and heartfelt. One of the most unexpected letters was from Vice President Joseph Biden. You could have knocked me over with a feather. The letter was genuine and meaningful as he wished Sammy a speedy recovery and told him Sammy was in his prayers. Is it ok for prayers for healing to go viral? I think we've reached that point. From my heart and from my family thanks go not only to our Vice President of the Unites States, but to all the family, friends, friends' of friends and strangers who've taken my Sammy into your hearts and prayers.
|Not mail for the whole floor, just mail for Sammy.|
|We hear a little birdie in the form of our friends at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism made this happen and we love you very much....why yes, that IS a letter from Vice President Joe Biden. To OUR Sam!|
|Someday Sam might be this tall. Okay, who am I kidding? But check out that GRIN!|
Sam's doctors visited and said Sam was doing great. Doc David played peekaboo with Sam for a moment on one of his walks and visited at the end of his day. Good people are always well connected and Doctor David is connected to no less than five people our family knows personally including the president of my congregation. If everyone I know loves and respects Doctor David, and Sammy likes him already, how can we not love him and trust him in his area of expertise?
Walks: Sammy took, not one, not two, but three walks today. TWICE he went all the way downstairs to the lobby with me to cruise the gift shop (we were definitely eyeing that white Bengal tiger), look at the large saltwater fish tank and walk in the sun garden outside Cafe West. In the afternoon Sammy did seven laps around the unit without a single complaint. It was a most amazing day of walks with my son and I even caught a small nap after being up all night with various beeps and whistles while Sammy slept pretty soundly through most of his vitals being checked at midnight and four.
|The hospital has a Healing Garden that is accessible to patients. It is lovely.|
|Nemo AND Dory live in this tank. How cool is that?|
So I bless you all for your prayers of already healed, the supreme blessings you all represent in my life and share my infinite love and gratitude with you all for being part of my life.
More prayers from the holy city of Shiloh.ReplyDelete
G-d willing you'll make a thanksgiving trip to Israel when Sam is healthy and you'll come here as part of your tour to thank G-d.
Great idea. We are (God willing) planning a family trip for Winter Break 2014 for David's Bar Mitzvah...now I can see it clearly as you say it, a Thanksgiving Trip...Delete
Ah, my dose of Superman Sam's Daily Doings! As always, made me furplempt, your words are so meaningful, not just because they are about Sammy and all of you, but they offer, at least for me, positive energy, hope and love that should be a part of every day. When you mentioned that Sam might lose his hair, I remember the time all your kiddies went bald because of lice at school. So, maybe you should consider this; if Sammy does go bald, you can all join his look! It's the Michael Sommer look!ReplyDelete
Amen to no storms!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that the project is going so well to give Sam this moral support. I happen to personally know there is more to come. Maybe you guys should do some scrapbooking with the extra photos and pictures?ReplyDelete
I have only read imabima intermittently since discovering the world of Jbloggers on my path to conversion, but when I heard about Superman Sam, I felt deeply moved to do something. Chalk it up to my growing sense of affinity with the Jewish people, but I did. So, while I cannot at the present think of a suitable superhero alterego, I have asked that his name be placed on the Mi Sheberach list at my temple in Brookline. Keep fighting the good fight, Superman Sam!ReplyDelete