God blessed us again with a good day. Rick walked forward and backward in the parallel bars today with minimum assistance. He was on his feet for almost an hour straight, and he handled it very well. The swelling was at a minumum today, too. In speech therapy he made some very good vocalization...I had mixed him up some thickened Dr. Pepper before speech...I'm sure that's what did it! This afternoon for the group game we played Bingo. Out of 10 plays I only helped him with 2 and he Bingoed! It's so great to see him understanding everything.
Today is the first round of the World Championship Ranch Rodeo. Days like today are hard...all I could think about is...we should be there. Rick should be helping Stoney get on his bronc and mugging the cow! The kids should be skipping school and packing their swimsuits. And I should be griping about how I don't have enough suitcases to get all our crap packed! Now I'm just praying everybody is safe and comes home in one piece.
I made one phone call today and talked to the kids, Stan and my Mom. Riley had twirling lessons yesterday and she said they were, "awesome, awesome, awesome!" Cade got a mark by his name in class for talking. Riley is going to Roaring Springs this weekend to see her friend Autumn and Cade is going to Vernon to see Broc...hopefully this will be the last weekend we are in Anna...still no word from TLC as to when we might get to move.
Hope everyone has a good night. I pray all the cowboys have a great rodeo and some day soon Rick will be right back out there with them.