Cape Charles Remix and Hanging with Nila

Good morning, Army! All is well here in Virginia.

It was  good week for our girl and John. Admittedly, the surgery took more out of her than anticipated, but she recovered well enough to join John for an "almost anniversary" celebration to Cape Charles over Labor Day weekend, thanks to the generosity of Milly and Filly. What an incredible gift!

(Yes, for those of you keeping score at home, it was a weekend early, but sometimes business trips and OSU football trump the calendar. John is in Cleveland this week for work, and  naturally, Abi and John will join up in Columbus for Oklahoma vs. OSU football weekend.)

It seems that Cape Charles, one year later, is as full of raw nerve moments as it was in 2016.  Abi and John hit all their regular spots - Brown Dog Ice Cream, the Shanty, the Coffee House, and the downtown shops... They got to crash a wedding (sort of), and the team at The Oyster Farm took great care of the newlyweds. 

One of the best things about fatherhood is the abilty to drop any pretense of objectivity. But in this case, I am certain this photo is objectively the best photo ever taken. OPEN THIS LINK!!!

Of course, our girl came back with a heart absolutely overflowing. 

She's just about fully recovered from last week's surgery, so we turn our attention to this week, and the next in our series of meetings with Nila. We may get the pathology report from last week's procedure, but it's more likely to come next Tuesday when Abi has her follow up with the surgeon. That is to say, we're not anticipating any big news this week, but I'll keep you up to date should that change.

I know that you all hear this often, but your continued prayers, kind notes, encouraging comments mean more than you can possibly imagine. Abi doesn't respond to all of them (my only complaint with Caring Bridge is that we havent figured out how to respond directly to your comments), but she reads all of them, and we often talk about what the army has to say. She loves hearing how her experience is making a difference in somebody else's world.   

Your comments are always encouraging, always welcome, and always profoundly appreciated. Thank you for loving our girl.

Until next time - 

In love,