Date Day

I can’t even remember the last time I used those two words together.  Yesterday, we dropped kiddos #1-4 off with my parents.  I know they saw a movie and ate a meal at some point.  I’m fairly certain there was some sugar involved in their day.  No matter.  At this point, my parents could’ve taken them rock climbing and bungee jumping and I’m sure I would’ve muttered something like, “Oh, honey, that sounds like fun.  I’m glad you had a good time.”

Scott, Luke and I (hey, he’s actually the easy kiddo this week!) enjoyed a really fabulous day with friends.  First up was a goodbye lunch with our friends and Luke’s Godmother, the Tucker’s.  They’re abandoning us (HA!) and moving 2,000 miles away to Washington state.  So, so, so sad.  But, so, so, so happy for them.  That’s another post for later.  I don’t have my Kleenex handy.  We lived it up at Matt’s El Rancho – yumola – and just hung out.  Loved. It.

Then, we loaded up and headed north to Salado, to enjoy an Italian meal with the group Scott traveled to Italy with last March.  Boy, they are a fun bunch.  During the dinner, Luke got a little cranky, so we headed out to the porch, on the ranch, in the rocking chair and listened to…absolutely nothing.  It was so quiet and peaceful.  That 20-minute bit outside made my afternoon.  I just think it’s been so long since I’ve had that much quiet and solitude – in a non-hospital setting – in a very, very long time.  Thank you God.

Scott and I had a chance to visit, to be honest with one another and to just be as we drove in the car.  It was time much needed and well spent.  And, Master Luke was a total trooper.  Just slept in the carseat, smiled and cooed and was just generally a happy guy.

Tomorrow we head to the hematologist and neurologist for post-op checks and then cardiology is up later in the week.  So, you can expect a Luke update sometime soon.

Here’s hoping we can turn a corner on the Luke NOT sleeping a night and get some much needed rest this week.  That, and some doses of good news at all those doctor visits would be a bonus.


  1. Alexis D. on May 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Whoop for date nights! Glad it was such a great day for y'all!

  2. Indiana Elephant on May 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    So glad you all got a break! I remember all too well the marathon appointments at Riley for our own sons. They were tiring in mind, body and spirit. Your day when you can say "I remember when…" instead of "I am gearing up for…" is coming. I promise! Until then, we'll pray you get by with minimal frustrations and all good news!

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