This day has been one of the best we've had in a long time. The day started with sunshine after almost a week of rain and cloudy skies. Then we visited Gaines and Brittany got to hold him. Reed arrived after lunch and has been so much fun. Then we visited Gaines again this evening and he is tolerating his feedings much better. The day ended as we met up with family (my parents and my step-sister's family) and had dinner. It felt weird to go out to eat and sit around a table with so much family (there were 9 of us).
After dinner, a really cool thing happened. My step-sister (Stephanie) called me and described something that had just happened to them on the Metro after dinner. They were making small talk with a stranger on the train and the stranger asked Stephanie if her kids were out of school for the summer (she has a 12 year old and a 9 year old). Stephanie explained that the kids were still in school but they had decided to take a long weekend trip to DC. Stephanie explained that her step-brother, who was from out of town, had just had a baby at GWUH. The stranger on the train asked "Do you mean Beau and Brittany Daniel". Apparently she reads our blog. She couldn't remember how she ever stumbled upon our blog but she has been reading for some time. I think Stephanie and the stranger were amazed they had stumbled across each other. Small world.
Hopefully tomorrow will be even better than today. We plan to take Reed to a nearby playground in between hospital visits. I'm sure we'll have some pictures we can share with everyone.
Please pray that Gaines continues to improve.