While she is still recovering, and will be for several years, we are approaching this trip differently than we have in the past. We used to be completely focused on who we were going to see, what we would be doing, etc. Now our main focus is to see that she is exposed carefully to her home and the experiences that she is so familiar with. Our focus is in going where God calls us while we are on mission with our family. It is an interesting twist!
She is excited for the visit and wants to see the kids and families. She is nervous about the travel and the extra stimuli that can tire her brain and make life exhausting. The doctor felt strongly that she needed the exposure and wants us to focus on learning coping skills with "new" information even if it is old and familiar. We will be carefully navigating through the trip taking in account her healing brain.