ian's brother, caleb, comes each morning at six while i'm getting ready for work (in marketing at a local bank) - he covers the gap from when i leave to when our full-time caregiver comes. at eight when our caregiver arrives, he and ian go to mary's house to use the shower (ours at our rental is not accessible), eat lunch, and work-out. ian then usually has about two hours to spend in the office with vinegar hill, who just recently moved their offices from our home to space nearby. (you'll be hearing more of VH in upcoming posts, but it is a company that ian and his best friend david started their last semester of college, the year of ian's accident).
after time in the office, caleb comes back at 4:00 for the overlap again between when our caregiver leaves and when i come home. and once i'm home, i try to make life as "normal" as possible. we have dinner together, have a quiet time, watch "family ties," etc typical life stuff. caleb and ian usually go swimming one or two nights a week, and we try to walk each night (the photo above is ian walking tonight). a few nights each week we end up being with friends or the murphy's, with tuesday our official "date night."
we hope to be giving more glimpses into a typical day, but for now hopefully this is just a good idea of our run at normality.
thanks for reading and always praying for us. and for not being bored of us yet:)