In the afternoon, Mattie had a playdate with his SSSAS Buddy, Abigail Henshaw (and daughter of his surgeon). The two of them played for hours and had a great time being kids. It is a sheer delight to see Mattie smile! As Mattie's parents we are trying to do everything possible to make his life somewhat normal, and what we are quickly observing is that Mattie's friends really provide the BEST MEDICINE. When we watch Mattie with his friends, there are times where we almost forget how sick he is and the long hard road he has in front of him. It is the beauty of watching children being children... they live for the moment, and Peter and I are beginning to appreciate this and we feel there is so much we can learn from our younger friends.
Ann came over as well and brought us great sandwiches and sides. In addition, Ann and Abigail brought a genuine red sox hat and shirt that they got while at the infamous Rangers-Sox, 36 run game last Tuesday. Go Sox! Ann, we cannot thank you enough!
So we are settling down at 9:30pm at night and doing well. We will take every one of these good days as we can get! Our thanks goes out to everyone who reads our blogs, e-mails us, calls us, and supports us in so many different ways!