Super Man's Journal
A year older
Written Jan 21, 2014 6:34pm by Suzanne LaboyPeter turned 46 yo on Sat 18th. We celebrated all weekend, including a surprise party planned by some special folks at APD for him at the Police Hall. It was a success!! He had no clue. I put together a slideshow of pictures. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone who came out to support him and the look on his face was priceless. The cake says 45/46. He mentioned that he wants to redo 45 since it wasn't a very good year for him. I say we take every day as a gift, a true blessing that we are all here to share another day.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the surprise and and thanks to Landini Brothers Restaurant who treated us to a wonderful Friday night out.
Written Jan 16, 2014 9:51pm by Suzanne LaboyToday we were able to attend a US Park Police awards ceremony and meet some amazing people. We were able to meet the staff from USPP and Alexandria Fire Dept who were instrumental in saving Peter's life that day. We also were able to see the Eagle 1 helicopter that transported Peter to Medstar. I have no idea how they got such a big piece of equipment in such a small elementary school yard. I've said from the very beginning that the ONLY bad thing that happened that day was the actual incident. Everything else fell into place exactly as it was meant to be with the Grace of GOD and the people with the experience and knowledge to do what they have been trained to do their entire career.
We have enjoyed hearing the stories from those who were a part of that day. One of Peters goals during this healing experience is to meet each and every one of you who have somehow touched our lives, especially those who are first responders. We have a list of people..... And we are slowly able to connect those dots. We still have the Park Police pilot, Kevin and officer Mike who stood by Peter at Medstar yet to meet. Peter and I talk about that day often and he has lots of questions for me that I can't answer. Speaking to all of you helps put those pieces together little by little. With his police background and my medical knowledge, we want to know every little detail. It's in our blood. We can't help it. I tell him in due time we will have all of the pieces to the puzzle.
Thanks to all who have walked up to him or us and introduced themselves to us and how you played a role. We truly appreciate all of the info that is coming our way. Please always feel free to walk up to him and introduce yourself/us. We need it for our recovery process just as much.
Ringing in a New Year
Written Dec 31, 2013 5:52pm by Suzanne LaboyThis evening we are spending a quiet night at home. The dining room table is covered in Lego's and we are getting our pj's on. As I have a glass of wine, I am sitting here reflecting on the last 10 months of this year. I can't really put a name on it.... But a few thoughts come to mind. Exhausting, overwhelming, recovering. I think about what a new year represents and these new words come to mind- faith, love and hope. So tonight it's Cheers to friends, old and new. And a BIG Cheers to our family who love us and support us unconditionally. May you ALL be blessed with a bright and shiny New Year.