Mike...looking through a spotting scope at Mount Timpanogas...he was looking for deer...he actually found one! Later he let Brody look through...Brody said..."I see a cow!" We couldn't see it...but we'll just say Brody's been blessed with the "eagle eye!"
These past few months we've been in a little bit of limbo...and we still have a few weeks left of "limbo" to go. We're still waiting for his brace to come off so he can get going on some serious rehab...and ultimately he can regain he independance back! In the meantime we've been able to see great progress! He's regained a muscle in his upper right leg...at first we had to put our hand on the muscle in order to feel it...but now you can see it working so well...he can sometimes get his entire leg to bounce just by using that one muscle! That's a huge improvement! Also...in his recovery from surgery...he's doing better every day. He's able to stay up longer and longer and he's learning different ways to help with the kids...and boy does he help. He's been able to take Brody to the bathroom (we're still kinda potty training)...he is always willing to hold Jocelyn when I need to dash for anything! He can actually catch Brody faster now...and keeps him safer.... Brody sits on his lap...so he doesn't run off whenever we go places. And when Brody needs some play time...often he has him jump in bed and they make a tent under the covers! Brody calls it his "tunnel!" And those are just a few examples...Not only does he do so much for the kids...but he still thinks of ways to make me happy...a hand when my back is aching...an ear when my mind is aching...and (as cheesy as it may sound...) a shoulder when my heart is aching! Being a good father and husband has always been something that has been important to him...and not once has he let that slip...I love you Mike!
The other day...Mike did something really cool! He was able to transfer into the driver seat of not only our car but our Durango! From there he disassembled his wheelchair...pulled it into the vehicle....then pulled it back out...assemble it again...and transferred back into the chair! This was a huge feat! We didn't know if this would be possible for him...it took a fair bit of muscle and time...but that's to be expected for his first time! But the coolest part was he did everything on his own...which he really liked...another step towards independence!