Thank you for the kind comments concerning my grandfather. I'm looking forward to celebrating his life with my extended family next week in California.
Sam continues to improve, though the nights are tough. Poor guy. As hard as the surgery was on him, he had a number of comments that made us smile. His first coherent sentence in the recovery room was, "This is not a very special day for me." No, indeed.
When his Uncle Dave came to visit the first words out of Sam's mouth were, "How's Clara?"
On the drive home Sam requested a milk shake so we stopped at McDonald's. He quickly befriended another 4-year-old customer and upon our departure told her, "Maybe we can get married someday. I think we'd be natural friends." Love that boy.