Our spring break has been fun…after the rainy day hair styling extravaganza last Saturday, the weather cleared and we enjoyed a trip to the drive-in double feature one evening, a visit to the zoo with friends, a couple of afternoons at the beach and a trek to Ventura for a WalMart run and there is talk of setting up a Lemonade/Avocado stand later today! Rudy has tagged along for most of it but did stay home with his respite nurse for the beach outings.
I’ve really been blessed by how well the kids have gotten along this week. They certainly have their moments of sibling strife but this week there just seemed to be an atmosphere of finding joy in one another and I treasured it. They all sure smothered Rudy with kisses and hugs and he literally glowed with every glance from a big sib. Wilson and I were playing with Rudy yesterday and at a particularly poignant moment in our discussion, I asked Wil if he ever thinks about losing Rudy and he said, “yeah, alot”. I told him that I was sorry he had to live with that kind of worry and he said it was okay because he wouldn’t change a thing…he wouldn’t have wanted not to have Rudy at all. Yep, I agree!
Today marks 30 months for Rudy…2 1/2 years old! Another monthly milestone and 30 months for which we are profoundly grateful. Each day that turns into a week that becomes a month with Rudy is an absolute gift – a miracle that we pray we don’t ever take for granted.
Trish’s Happy Place…a visit to WalMart and a stop at Chick-fil-a…seems to be a happy place for Rudy too!