I'm Walking. . . Kind Of

I wanted to share a few highlights from the past several days.

As Sterling mentioned—I’m walking. . . with the help of a cane and someone holding my arm or hand. Woohoo! I never would have thought that walking would feel so great! I’m still using the walker inside the house when I’m alone and the wheelchair for any walking that requires long distances or longer periods of time (see the company meeting highlight below), but I used the cane when I went to all three hours of church this weekend, and also for our family photo shoot.

That’s another weekend highlight.

Like many families, we try to take an annual family photo, and we did that this weekend. Jon took the photo, and he did a great job! The kids are getting older, the outtakes are getting funnier (see the photos below), and it was wonderful to be with everyone. The grandchildren were all excited to see Grandma walking with a cane instead of in her wheelchair (now that makes me sound older than I want to be!), and I was as happy about it as they were!

I’m not sure, but I think the family photo will be unveiled in the next annual catalog. If they end up not using it, I’ll share it with you.

Finally, a high point for me was my first visit back to the home office, which happened last Thursday when I attended our quarterly company update meeting. It was on the two-month anniversary since the accident, and it was such a thrill to be back with my Stampin’ Up! family. Sterling pushed me in on my wheelchair, and it was a surprise for everyone—they didn’t know I would be there. I was so touched by everyone’s welcome, and I was especially grateful for the opportunity to stand (yes, I STOOD. . . didn’t take any steps, but I stood!) and thank everyone their for their amazing support and encouragement and continued hard work.

So, progress continues. . . I hope your weekend was as good as mine!