Monday, May 04, 2009



On Sunday, Robb and I went cycling at Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland. I was feeling pretty lazy, and the birds were interesting, so we didn't do a long or a fast ride. At one point, we stopped near a picnic table, and I reminded Robb how we had sat at this particular table shortly after he came home after his six weeks of hospitalization. Here's what I wrote about that day.

One of the first Lisa-and-Robb outings we did when Robb was first home from the hospital was a trip to Arrowhead Marsh near the Oakland Airport. I parked the car, and I think Robb walked about two hundred feet, to a picnic table. We enjoyed the sun, and felt pretty good about everything.

Robb's response to all this was to ask, incredulously, "Why wasn't I panicking?"

This was a Very Serious Question. So we did what Robb and I do best in moments of great stress. We looked at each other and then burst into laughter.

After a lot more laughing, and some mushy affirmations of love, Robb got serious. He realized that he wasn't panicking back then, because he was starting at zero, and that everything he did was an accomplishment.

I know I say it all the time, and that some of you have even teased me for my lack of adjectives, but Robb really is amazing.


Lyn said...

You are both amazing. Miss you.

Kay said...

Sounds like you both are,and you 2 fit tight together like one heart,one love :). GOOOOOOOOO ROBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB & LISAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Anonymous said...

Well, he may have been starting at zero, but bike-riding wise, arent the two of you now up to like 200 miles?

By the way, there was a terrible, terrible car accident right up the road from us, and without going into too much detail, I think I need to find out if there is a local version of your own BORP around here for a local kid in the accident (severed leg). It is doubtful we have anything close to what you guys enjoy, as we are getting our very first traffic light here in town for the first time, this very week. We are sort of limited around here in terms of services for people. But we make a mean chicken pot pie.


Anonymous said...

Pass this on to Annalisa:
Check on, for your accident victim, the local Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc clubs ( most have woman auxilaries also ) and in rural areas Grange clubs as well. There are a lot of big hearts out there if you look for them.
Good luck,
Mom & Dad Bauer
PS: we love your style


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