Just got these pictures from my post-birthday celebrations. Pádraig blew out the candle! (And: just in case you were wondering… the cards in the background are neither his nor, sadly, mine:)

What a day Pádraig had: nearly an hour in his standing frame, physio with brilliant movements on the floor mat, and the Tuesday swim and walk-across-the-pool. It makes me feel exhausted just writing about it. He had a brilliant day and he enjoyed the different kinds of activities and exercises tremendously. Including a long chat before bedtime with loads of smiles and jokes. (Before you ask: it wasn’t me who was telling the jokes.)

It’s great to travel. And it’s great to be back home. It’s great to exhaust yourself. And it’s great to rest. – There is a season and a time for everything under heaven!