Suzy is so much better. She is well again, and back to her normal self. The past few days she has been happy and playing so well. She has worked hard in therapy. Actually, she LOVES therapy time - the more therapy the better. Her favorite times of the day happens to be when someone is 'working her out'. She likes the activity and the one-on-one attention. She really likes being pushed, and stretched, and moved around.
(Good thing, because we do a lot of therapy around here!!)
It's so nice to not be going anywhere this month. It's the first month in a long time that we're not traveling. Hooray. We aren't going anywhere until Jan 3rd, when I leave to take Suzy back to NY for a week.
We have company coming this weekend (Chris's brother and his wife.) We're looking forward to spending time with them.
We are very much into the Christmas spirit around here. I love Christmas time, and it's so nice to feel 'alive' again. (Last year, I must admit, I was in a dark place and really couldn't enjoy the holidays. It was our first Christmas with Suzy since her brain injury.)
The girls and I are back to doing lots of holiday baking and sharing our goodies. Maggie LOVES to cook (Gracie, not as much), but we've had fun working in the kitchen together. Gracie would rather be at the stables with the horses and riding. Hopefully she can ride a few extra times during Christmas break.
Our family has also been working every night this week with a local toy drive. We go to different locations around the city, and Gracie and Maggie pass out toys to needy children. The girs have loved this nightly activity. It's been a highlight of our December.
I've been working hard at lining up Suzy's schedule starting in January. We will be going back to NY for Medek therapy in Jan., Feb., and March (for 5 days at he beginning of each month). We will go to Charlotte, NC to the HBOT center for the first 3 weeks of April. This is during the girls spring break, so they can spend a week down there, too. They have fun in Charlotte each time they go. And we are hoping to go back to get one last treatment of stem cells sometime in the early spring. We have gotten Suzy from a 1 month old to a 6 month old....... now it's time to get her up to a ONE YEAR OLD. (Oh my goodness - that would be SO EXCITING!!! ) However, I am finally realizing that this is all about 'enjoying the journey' and not focusing on the finish line.
This Christmas the Boozes are concentrating on 2 things - enjoying our family and counting our blessings.
Click on the little picture of us, and make it bigger, and you will see a very 'cheesy' and extremely 'dorky' family.
We pray that your family has a healthy and happy holiday.
Merry Christmas, and thanks for all of your support during the past year.