The first half of my day was spent brainstorming our upcoming activities with a kind, generous and passionate new friend who happens to be a terrific PR consultant (with lots of breaks in between just to talk about Ty, to laugh, to cry a little and share funny stories in general). It was so good for me to get out.
The drive down to Yorktown was very similar to my morning routine drive to Phelps Memorial Hospital with Ty while he was getting hyperbaric oxygen treatment. He has 60 treatments there over the summer, so it was a routine that is still very fresh in my mind. I had a good, long cry on my way in. The car is where I find myself crying the most, and I talked to Ty through my tears during the entire drive. Makeup is a problem these days because it is always running after I drive anywhere for too long. Today I pulled over to put some on before I got to my destination so I wouldn't look so banged up and it worked out well. I may have to remember that :)
I went straight to the office afterward and I was overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone. There were unexpected packages everywhere! Things are really coming together here and soon we will be up and running! A big thanks, too, to Debi and Rich for coming by today and getting the heat fixed so we can actually work here this winter! We're getting there - look at all this loot!
I smiled big when I opened the box with a gumball machine and blue gumballs for TY. This entire office is going to be all about him and that makes me happy. I even brought his candy cart from his room so we can snack on candy all day in honor of Ty. He is going to be so excited when he sees this place finished. So am I!
For everyone who has been so kind to volunteer your time or furniture, please know that I read your messages and I am in the process of getting organized. I will be in touch, and I am so grateful.