After lunch today, my mom called me and told me that Lola was in great spirits asking about Thurgood. Well I stopped what I was doing (playing a SpongeBob Xbox game with Thurgood) and started to scramble for shoes and socks to head over to the rehab facility.
While I was struggling with perfecting the line on his socks across his toes (only MY child would not want it any other way), Thurgood asked me if he could bring "Nana" one of his animals to sleep with at night since she is sleeping alone and not feeling well.
I said of course and he went off to retrieve a stuffed animal. He returned with his lion because "Nana likes yellow."
I was nervous about walking into that room with Thurgood and seeing Lola, but the second we stepped into that room, she called to him...she said his name! Lola asked Thurgood to come play with her bed remote (2 months ago Lola showed Thurgood how he can raise and lower her, which they both thoroughly enjoyed)...I was floored.
(with my dad hiding from the picture so it could be just them)
I know my Lola would HATE that I am showing this picture because her hair was a mess and she had no makeup, but having her aware of who Thurgood was...trumps all of the above.
Granted Lola did not say my name or speak a word to me, but when I said goodbye...I got my *sniff-kiss*and truth be told, that was all I needed.
P.S. I can't help but notice I am *sniff-kissing* Thurgood at night...try it one night when your babies are fast asleep. I guarantee you will treasure it.