Catch Up!

B”H we have been enjoying the past few days away from doctors, nurses, hospitals and anything medical. It is hard to believe that just 5 days ago we were dealing with anesthesia, no eating or drinking etc. B”H radiation is a thing of the past IY”H!!!

Benny has been getting back into his morning routine, eating breakfast with his brother’s and his Zaida. Then he enjoys learning  and playing with Morah Dena and Claudia.  Today, we heard Benny say his colors, yellow, orange, white, red, and green.  He also sang his first song, “Ani Ma’Amin” (I Believe…)   This is a song that I have sung to him countless times especially during the most trying and challenging treatments. He sings it with all his heart and soul, with his fist clenched and his arm lifting up and down.  I hope to get a recording very soon.

Over the past few days we are trying to get Benny used to being comfortable outside of my arms 24/7. It is easier if I disappear than if I remain in the room with him. I would say the most difficult part is preparing Shabbos or dinner and not being able to put him down, especially near the stove.  We are also trying to get him used to sleeping in his crib and not  my bed.

Last night, as Benny lay beside me in my bed, his arm was spread out over my neck while his hand reached for my hand. He only felt relaxed if I held his hand all night. I can’t say I minded, even though, I couldn’t sleep like that. At that moment it hit me, the meaning of his name “BenYomin,” The son on my Right… my right hand man!

Sunday afternoon we took the boys to an exhibit by the Queen Mary called, “The Chill.”  It was an ice exhibit sculptured by artisans from the China. The kids really enjoyed it, even though it was arctic like temperatures. They got to climb around The Queen Mary sculptured out of ice and slide down an ice slide.  The best part of it all was walking out of the arena into a nice cozy warm room!

Over the next several weeks, we will be using the time to play catch up on life. Go thru the mail, send out thank you cards,  stock up the fridge & food pantry, clean out clothes the kids have outgrown, maybe even get to bake, and dozens of other things.  It may be wishful thinking on my end, because I am not too sure Benny will want to play that kind of “catch!”

Please continue to keep up your Tefillos (prayers) and any special good deeds in a Zechus (merit) for a complete Refuah Shlema for Binyomin Chaim Ben Faigie Sarah and Elimelech Ben Basya (who is currently undergoing his second round of chemo this week), and Bracha Sarah Chaya Bas Ronit Nava Tehilla and all the cholim.





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