Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stan and Dan

At school yesterday Stan was on campus. Who is Stan, you ask? 
If Stan was an action figure, this is who he would be :)
He is the dad that went with Daniel to the ER when he broke his arm. I thank God that Stan was there when he fell from the tree because not only is he a firefighter/paramedic, (he drives the hook-and-ladder fire truck, among other things), but Daniel has know him for nine years. Stan is this tall husky guy with a bushy mustache like the Rescue Heroes my son used to play. His heart is as big and light as a hot air balloon. Stan's son is Daniel's friend and he has spent a lot of time with him over the years. Stan who's EXTREMELY playful, like a Funcle, was surely  (My name's not Shirley) a comfort to Daniel that night his bones were reset. 
 I  snapped a photo of Daniel and him as he admired the scrawled on cast. Speaking of scrawling (I like that word), Dan can't do any of that with his right arm all incapacitated. He is bringing my iPad to school for his class and so far so good!

Yesterday,  I took Daniel to the beautiful City of Oxnard, also known around here as "The Nard", for an Xray. His Doctor is linked in with Grossman Imaging so we were spared a trip up to SB ... that will be next week. Anyways, I know the bones don't look straight, but because of his age, his body will fully repair over time. Isn't it amazing! 
I mean, look at it! 
Todays X-ray
Lucas has his first day of his senior year today. I got up at 5AM with him and am sure to nap after work and before I deliver a meal for the Hospice Supper Club tonight.
Stan and Dan feeling the love
 Lots of exciting stuff is happening around here and I thank God for the good health and togetherness this family is enjoying right now. I recognize that life can "change on a dime" (what does that mean? I use it here, but am not sure what it means. It makes no sense. I  will do some research and get back to you). 
Anyways, back to that dime that can change everything in an instant. Life  situations are temporary, and the truth is, if you are in the pit of despair/heartache right now... just know that bad times don't last forever. And, if you are on that amazing green mountain-top of life with your hands raised, be thankful for that season too. 
No matter where you are in this temporary time of life embrace peace, love and keep the balance:)

FOLLOW UP: I found what  the "change on a dime" term means. If you didn't know either, here ya go:
Since a dime is the smallest U.S. coin, the ability to "turn on it" is a figure of speech meaning you can change direction very quickly in a very small space. In this case, it means that life can change course very quickly.

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