Today, we have amazing news to report to Team Forrest.
It started this afternoon with Mom throwing a beanbag football at me fast cause I said something sarcastic, I can't remember what. I threw it back, then she threw it back harder and knocked over a plant on the shelf behind me. We both turned and looked at Forrest to see him... smiling!!! His mouth was upturned in that characteristic Forrest grin. I got up, gave the ball to Mom, and when she threw it at me I pretended to get knocked down and jumped on the ground. We looked over to see him chuckle!! It was a beautiful sound!!! Mom and I started jumping up and down in joy like idiots and we both gave him big hugs and laughed with him.
It was so heartwarming it's hard to put it in words. It was so good to see him smile. It's his first smile since May 24th. It was, how would Forrest put it... EPIC. He's in there and he understands much more than he can express right now. We can't wait to see it again, I'm going to start watching the Three Stooges to get ideas to make him laugh.
All the best to Team 44,
Austin and Mom
Forrest standing tall