Hope is such a part of my stay here at Craig. It’s not always easy to see. But it is here. This place is full of people who have hit rock bottom, and through something beyond words, are able to find the hope for a better future. People seem to find a way and pick up what’s left and manage to make it better. Don’t get me wrong. All of us here have our down days. I am no exception. I have felt the heartbreak of my injury. But being here in the presence of people with so much hope, you can’t stay down to long. The hope here is infectious. Eventually, we all feel whole again. It just takes time. And I guess that’s the hard part.
Erika was here this weekend. I loved having her here so much. Having her here brightens my world in everyway. When she is here I almost feel whole again. The weight of this place disappears. The smile on my face gets twice as big. I could go on, but I won’t. She had to go back to Arizona today, and I already miss her. I am anxiously counting the days till she comes back. To those in Arizona tell her to study hard, stay focused and I love her.
Other than that the rigors of this place is pretty typical. I have my daily activities and requirements. My nurse, every morning, will ask me what’s new. I am living in a hospital. Nothing is new.
I had some guests tonight, which was nice to keep me up and moving. The Laugherys, Hiegels, and Royd came and spent a little time here. Tonight,it was really needed. Thanks. Marybeth:I can’t begin to thank you enough for everything you have done. I hope one day, I can.