Everyone knows that it's not a good idea to live in the past, but sometimes thinking too much about the future can be dangerous as well. Tomorrow David will get his staples removed- a scary process that was understandably a source of anxiety today. Turns out my counting the staples was not the best idea. As if he wasn't nervous about it to begin with, the number (50) makes it more tangible. It is twice as many staples as he had removed after his first surgery in February. And unlike Max, who will have a gas mask when his stitches are removed after his surgery in August, David will endure the pain o-natural. And endure he shall. Each day he stands straighter, eats more, and has more energy to play with Mr. Max. Today he finally saw how much Max enjoys the swings in person.