I woke up too early this morning, and no one had anywhere to be. The same was true the morning I dreamed of Benjamin, so I went back to sleep, willing my brain to repeat the gift. It did not work. Such an empty feeling. Benjamin was just a few days older when he died than Banyan was… Continue Reading Weeks.
Benjamin feels better today than he did yesterday, and his labs continue to trend in the right direction. This is enough for today. Slow, steady healing. We were up several times throughout the night, responding to pain, or the need for the bathroom, or beeps from the IV pole. Benjamin found it easier to rise… Continue Reading Day 751/123
It was magical, seeing Banyan again. He looked so beautiful and so happy. He has matured. He was so kind to his brother, showing him around with an arm on his shoulder, welcoming him into cabin games with his Highlands friends. As we listened to the words spoken at the closing banquet I felt overwhelmed… Continue Reading Day 582
It has been a beautifully normal summer Saturday here in Sarasota. We are counting down the days until we reunite with Banyan and become a complete unit again. Today was marked on the calendar as a home improvement day, and we all worked toward a more organized nest as we approach the schoolyear. I spent… Continue Reading Day 576
Benji and I started playing Pokemon Go today. I knew resistance was futile; nearly every kid we know is playing it (except for Banyan, who is blissfully unaware of the phenomenon up in the north woods of Wisconsin). We also had other motives for playing: exercise, and placing lures at All Children’s. We took two… Continue Reading Day 564
What a glorious Sunday. Benji had fishing on the brain when he woke up, so we ventured out for more fun on the water with rods, reels, and our paddleboard. Also at Benji’s request, we had an epic Iron Chef type battle on the grill tonight–we were all winners. After this weekend at home together,… Continue Reading Day 563