Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Wonderfully Busy Week

Hey Forrest,  I'm sorry we haven't written lately.  It's been a challenge just keeping up with you this week and the days are flying by. Here are some highlights:

Dr. FaLkenstein, with  Maxie cheering you on, removed the surgical drains from your back incision ."ouch" 

This required a celebratory ice cream at Scruffy's!

Your great pal Keith came to visit and you got to ride in his Jeep with him to the Hill School! 

Where a rousing game of bocce ball ensued. 

You began balance and strengthening exercises with your great champion, and extraordinary physical therapist, Del.

I don't have a picture for the most exciting news. With Tami's help, You completed your application for college!!! Beginning with an online course at Northern Virginia Community College, hopefully beginning next week!

You still tire easily and are in some discomfort, but your characteristic good humor and determination challenge us all to keep up!  And this next week promises to be just as exciting.  

Thrilled with your progress and grateful to be home,



  1. Wow What a week!!!.You are on the "fast track" to recovery and beyond!!! My mind struggles to keep up with all your activities...and I think my taxi service for 3 kids is busy!!!
    Watch out for on-line classes...I did 2 a couple of years ago and they really made me work way too hard...know you can do it better than I did!

  2. It is sheer happiness to read these recent posts--Forrest-Miracle man!

    Love, Jim and Gail

  3. Thanks for the update....enjoy each moment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miracle and Forrest are the same thought...hard work and prayers win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love and positive thoughts always sent to Team 44 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. So very cool that you accomplished so much. You have sure bounced back from that surgery FAST! I'm impressed...but then I already was! And how cool to fill out the college application. Exciting!

  5. Thank you for the update!!! Sounds like you haven't missed a beat! Congratulations on getting ready for college. How exciting!

    Christie Jones

  6. Rae we just recently heard about Forrest's accident and want to reconnect with you guys! Email us!!
    Michelle (Wirken) Bair
    Melissa Johnson
    Nicole (Wirken) Harrington