Day 356 | SEPTEMBER 01, 2022
Good evening, Friends. Today is day 356 of our new and fantastic life!
Today Charlie took the day off from her therapies to enjoy a full day of being a mommy.
I will be frank; today was a fantastic day at our house. Today was the first day I witnessed Charlie going above and beyond anything I could imagine from her at this stage of her recovery.
This morning, Charlie ate her breakfast at the kitchen counter as she, with the help of her aid, packed London’s Lunch; I have three pictures below of her in action; I hope you will feel as inspired as I did.
After preparing his lunch, which contained a wrap with lettuce, ham, cheese, a side of carrots, cucumbers with hummus, and strawberries for dessert, she was so proud of her accomplishment, and so was I.
She also styled London’s hair; using her left hand, she applied the pomade, and with the com,b she made him even more handsome.
The ride to school with London is becoming iconic; all the kids in the neighborhood wave and smile at them as she flies down the sidewalk/ road at 7.6 mph. Today she made the round trip in 14 minutes; walking takes 30 minutes for the round trip.
Once back, it was time for Charlie to go with Julien to the Scottsville library; our Nanny drove our van, and out they went; she brought me a delicious cupcake from a charming cupcake shop in Scottsville; if Charlie approved, it must be perfect.
She also painted her nails. Yes! She did use it again, just her partially functioning left hand!
In the afternoon, she played with them outside, making Charlie very tired. A little hot, she decided to take it easy for the rest of the night. She went to bed a little early, and to top all that, she decided to reduce her once again opioids; now we embrace a week of withdrawal, but rest assured, she is willing to do to take one more step toward being free of the opioids, it is not an easy road, and I am beyond proud of Charlie, she is living proof that if there is a will, there is a way!
Today was another blessed day! On the day of Capable, Charlie focuses on what she is capable of and, just for a day, forgets about what she is no longer incapable of doing.
Please pray for Charlie extra hard this next 7 to 10 days; she will feel a lot of pain and discomfort as she reduces her pain meds.
Thank you for your generosity and support.
May God Bless You!