|Seth in front of the Grumman F6F Hellcat|
That evening, we ate dinner at Kilroy's, a restaurant in Springfield, VA. It is as much a museum as a restaurant with hundreds of posters and other paraphernalia from WWII. Thankfully, they had more than Spam on the menu.
More good food awaited us. On the 23rd, Boeing Corp. hosted the 10th Mountain Division wounded warriors and families at Pogo de Chao (which means Rodizio Grill in Utahn). We ate until we were almost sick and enjoyed a very warm day here in D.C.
|Seth in jeans with Jade|
Seth is now the proud owner of real clothes--jeans without velcro or snaps. We have joked about the Better Butt Foundation--he wishes it could provide him a better butt since most of his was blown off and his jeans just don't fit the same way.
|On the way to PT|
Speaking of beautiful things, we see so many every day that there's just no easy way to share, but I'm going to try just a few:
- a wife hugging her husband for the first time when he's standing (hugs aren't the same from bed or a wheelchair)
- a mom beaming as her son walks on his legs for the first time
- a double amputee dad wheeling through the Warrior Cafe with his two sons, one on each knee
- a double amputee getting his running legs and getting so excited he wants to run out the door and out of the hospital
I also see things every day that make me want to weep, but I'll save those for another entry.