Before she headed back to Miami, she “kidnapped him” for a ride. It was his first time riding in the car with her after a year.
Eddy drove from Miami and took David to the movies. It was his first time going to the movies. Afterwards, like good old times, they went to spend some time with friends at Justin’s house.
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For about two months, CNA Denise helped us at home with David. She was a big blessing for us. She had the patience and dedication to genuinely care for our needs. As time went by, David was more active in using his body adequately to assist in standing up from the chair. This meant we didn’t need Denise anymore. It was a bittersweet decision because it was hard to say goodbye but at the same time it represented David was progressing.
We talked about this skill as a motivation to continue working at speech therapy and I thought internally how much of a strong communicator he already was without using words but by his great faith and joy.
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Carmencita and Pili shared some fun time with us that evening and we sang and danced to the 70s music.
Here we were a year later celebrating a new day every day together. He was so happy to invite me to a coffee, gave me a beautiful card and my favorite perfume for Mother’s Day.
When we went to cross out the day at the calendar like we did every night before going to bed, he insisted on not crossing out Sunday because Mother's Day would never be over.
In prayer one morning, David chose 2 Psalms that spoke to our hearts and revealed his gratefulness for the Love he was receiving from God. The best way to express what was in his heart spoke through these Psalms. Reading both Psalms in its entirety and reflecting back - can only provoke deeper thoughts today and reveal the beautiful relationship of a son and The Father. There is no doubt in my mind David has chosen the best part of his life to rejoice in the Lord. Here is a verse from each: Psalm 40:18 “ Though I am afflicted and poor, my Lord keeps me in mind. You are my help and deliverer; my God, do not delay!” Psalm 52:11 “I will thank you forever for what you have done. I will put my hope in your name – for it is good, in the presence of those devoted to you”.
David’s high school friend David LM. came to visit with his children and a few days later, his special friend Michelle O. visited him with her son Joshua. They hadn’t seen each other for over 5 years. He enjoyed the visits very much.
(Psalm 40; Psalm 52)