We had a changing of the guard of sorts over the weekend. Originally when Sam and Erin arrived in Bethesda from Germany, Sam’s parents and two brothers Marty and Donny were there to meet them. Sam’s mother Kelly, Marty and Donny are back in the Sacramento area but Eric is staying an extra week. Eric’s brother Greg who is a pastor is also there and will be staying through Friday. Erin said Greg has been an incredible help to her this past week and has really taught her much about the power of prayer. My wife Julie arrived in Bethesda yesterday to spend the week with Erin and Sam.
Besides the scare with Sam’s leg, there isn’t much else to share. Erin said last week, they removed various tubes and things from around Sam’s face (he still has a breathing and feeding tube). His color is getting better and he just looks more like the Sam we all know and love.
Before Julie left for Bethesda on Sunday, we printed out all the post and comments from this web blog that people have left so Erin could read everything (she doesn’t have access to the Internet). Again we want to thank all of you for your prayers and notes of support. I feel so helpless sitting here so far away from Sam and Erin and I feel my contribution at this time is to keep this blog updated for all Sam and Erin’s family, friends and well wishers. Erin is so touched by the outpouring of love and support all of you have shown her. It really make a difference and helps keep her strong.