Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No Place Like Home

After weighing all the pros and cons, we have decided to return to Bonaire for Erwin to continue his recovery at home. We have been in Curacao for almost 4 months. Thursday, April 30th, we will be traveling back to our home in Bonaire. Please continue to keep Erwin in your thoughts and prayers because we still have a long way to go with his rehabilitation.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Development!

One of the best items of news that I can possibly post and it happened during our trip to Bonaire....Erwin now has some voluntary movement in his left arm!!! Granted, it is limited to large muscle movement but it's a start and we are absolutely thrilled!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back Home!!

We are having such a fabulous time back at home in Bonaire that we have extended our stay to 10 days and will be going back to Curacao on early Monday morning (the 20th). We did so much rushing around the first few days, trying to cram everything into a short five days, that we have decided to take it easier for the rest of our visit and enjoy the rest of our stay at a more leisurely pace! I have started a photo album of some of the highlights of our trip, since there are way too many photos to post here.
It's great to be home!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Molly, Mokka and Easter

If everything goes according to plan, I hope to bring Erwin back to Bonaire for 6 days over Easter vacation. In Bonaire, Erwin will be meeting his first grandchild, a brand new baby granddaughter, Molly, for the very first time. One of the more poignant moments of this trip will be getting Erwin back together with our dog, Mokka. Mokka and Erwin were exceptionally close and Mokka was with Erwin at the construction site the day he was felled to the ground by a massive stroke. The last time Mokka saw Erwin, he was being lifted into an ambulance and whisked away. When we arrive in Bonaire, it will have been 3 months since they have seen each other and I can't wait to get them back together again!! Other plans include a boat ride and swim on one of Toucan's boats on Good Friday, dinner at Richard's restaurant on Saturday, Easter dinner at a good friend's home and just hanging out with our new grandbaby and Mokka. Being able to relax together in our own home for the first time in 3 months will be fabulous!

A big thank you is owed to Linda Baker for taking such good care of Mokka while we have been gone!

Sunday Snorkel

Ever since we got Erwin back into the water 2 weeks ago, he has wanted to go swimming again. It isn't the easiest task to accomplish but we were finally able to arrange another swim on Sunday. This time we brought along masks and snorkels. Long after everyone else was tired and cold, Erwin was still floating happily in the sea. After his swim, he took a long walk before we headed back.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our Granddaughter

Molly, at 4 days old...