Well, yes. I was 59 that year, but that hasn’t been the case for eight years now! But I am still blessed to be getting older. And this year with my slowly healing knees as a new piece of my life, and my wonderful family as a continuing part.
BTW, this picture of Stephen was taken by dd Alice and posted on facebook where she said, “Note to self: do not leave cases of beer on the floor! Crafty toddler will push to gate & attempt an escape…” Someone else suggested she send it to Great Lakes Brewery…..Stephen is indeed a crafty toddler, and one who makes me rejoice and hear the song in my heart every time he sees me and beams his sweet Stephen smile.
I’ve certainly been posting things less often on this blog. I think it is to do with my recovery and rehab which moves along slowly, more slowly than I realized it would……..I now do two hours of PT at the wellness center three days a week and when I come home my knees need ICE and I am truly tired…..I’m allowed to drive now, and Alice is coming over soon to take me to a nearby church parking lot to practice my reactions. I’m glad to be getting this independence back! And I see improvements all the time. But I do realize it will take longer than I imagined, even though I knew the full rehab is a year, and a bit longer for two knees. The process takes over a lot of my life!
Today one sil and bil called and when I answered the phone I hear two dear voices singing Happy Birthday to You! And I’ve talked with dd Em who is living in Budapest for six months with her family, but just now is in the western city of Pecs with colleagues on her research project. I told her again of her family connections to Pecs and she was interested, and was talking to me about being excited to show me changes in Hungary since my last visit in 2005. I’m pretty excited to see them too, and am looking forward to this two week visit in May.
Alice and her family and Andy and I are going out to dinner for my birthday to a new restaurant just opened by a friend of the family. It’s called Spice Kitchen and is in the Gordon Square area of Cleveland, a new “hot spot” for places to go. I’m really looking forward to it!