Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Visiting Familiar Places 4/2/23

We were blessed Easter weekend with visits from great friends. Tori, Andy, Keith, David, Peter, Kyle, Tom, and new friends, Quentin & Findley all spent quality time with you, talking, kicking soccer balls, playing guitars and pool. You and Your team were re energized by their faith and enthusiasm. So much so that we decided to use our daily trips in the car to visit familiar places in Middleburg. It is amazing, each time we can help you walk into a place familiar to you, like your fathers clinic or my Dolphin Quest office where you used to shovel snow, and the Red Fox Inn where you worked as a busboy in the summer before your injury. You were warmly embraced at VEI & Dolphin Quest and quick to offer Mrs. Reuter at the Red Fox one of your famous hugs. Today we visited the Safeway pharmacists to pick up your prescriptions. They were overcome with joy as you walked up to the counter to thank them. Of course, you arrived with an entourage, your nurse, aide, mum, emergency medical equipment and your wheelchair trailing you, but you walked up to the counter on your own two feet. Another milestone another miracle in your journey of recovery. We are so grateful for all of the friends, family and our community that embrace and celebrate every step you make. Sleep well and sweet dreams, Forrest. Tomorrow will surely bring new challenges...and with them new opportunities to grow. Love, Mum


  1. This is so cool...you are the man about town for sure. Love it. Can't wait to hang out with you in town some time!

  2. Isn't it great Forrest - you are able to go to town every day if it suits your fancy. Glad you had friends home from college on spring break. Also super was when you went up to the prescription counter and ask to get your prescriptions filled. Everyone here is thrilled about how you are doing. See you soon Mr. tall and handsome. Love you, Grandma Norma

  3. Forrest! Every time I would go into the pharmacy I'd get bombarded with questions about you and we'd talk longingly about the day, someday, when you would march through Safeway and pick up your own prescriptions... that day has come!!! You should be so dang proud of yourself buddy. Keep your chin up, can't wait to see you in less than a month! Hope you watched the TED talk I sent, here's a funny take on the cheerleaders video you saw months ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpatG5prwuM

  4. Hi Forrest! Each blog I read just gets better and better! You are an amazing person, and you have inspired so many of us who do read the blog each time it comes out. Keep up the good work!!!

    Love and Continued Prayers for you and your Team!

    Joyce and Wilbur in Missouri