Scott surprised us by coming home on Saturday — it was a great surprise! Home doesn’t quite feel like home when he is stuck in the hospital. We typically FaceTime for dinner, so it was great to have dinner together again that night. Seeley was very excited to see him home. Many mornings when Scott is away Seeley wakes up asking for “Papa” and then goes and looks for him. It is a bit sad to watch as he doesn’t quite understand that Scott has to stay in the hospital. Life just feels better, happier with Scott home.
These days we try and spend as much time together as possible when Scott is home. Wednesday is our family day — we usually try and go someplace special, whether that be the zoo, a museum, or out for a picnic at the park. This week we decided to go to the Train Museum in Sacramento, which was wonderful! Seeley and Scott both love trains, and to see the two of them together was one of those memories I will remember forever. Eyes wide, happy faces, and a sense of curiosity. I love that we get to spend this time together. Although Scott is not able to do all the things typical fathers can do; throw their kid up in the air, chase them around the playground, or take care of them on their own —things many people take for granted — he loves Seeley with all his heart and spends quality time with him reading stories, talking with him. and the newest, riding on Papa’s new scooter!