We thought the stairs up to the beach cottage would be a problem, but he made it by himself with just a cane.
We went out to eat each night. On my birthday, we drove to Ocean Isle to meet my uncle Jerry and his wife Missy for dinner.
Dad got to play with his newest great-grandchild, Jake Turner. In this picture, Jake is with two of his great-grandfathers!
As if all this were not enough, Dad asked if I brought any art supplies to the beach. Oh, yes!
His first painting since he got sick was a birthday card for me, complete with poem!
None of us would have believed all this would happen just a few weeks ago.
Here is Baby Jake in the Hawaiian shirt I brought home for him...
and here is my daddy in his. I wasn't sure he would ever get to wear it!