We went to visit my Dad for Valentines Day. I was in for a major surprise when I arrived at my Mema’s house. Daddy wanted to take me and the kids out for lunch (without Mema). This is the first time since the stroke in Sept. 2008 that I have been out with my Dad. He has only been to doctors and hospital visits since his stroke. It was a bit scary getting out at first. His skill level changes each time I visit and so I have to adjust to where he is at. It is a difficult balance to make sure I allow him the autonomy and pride of doing things for himself but making sure I am there to help when it is needed. We did not take a wheel chair with us. Nope, he used his walker to get everywhere we went. Wow!!!!!
We went to my Uncle Andy’s restaurant which I haven’t been to since I was young. My Grandaddy and I used to always go there together when I was little! I got to make some new special memories with my Dad.
Unfortunately I didn’t get a very good picture, but it will live forever in my memory and hopefully in my kids memory as well!