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SMOKED PORK LOIN SANDWICHES

The next few months were horribly slow in one sense and incredibly fast in another. I was on doctor ordered bedrest for almost 3 months. I pretty much just got up to use the washroom and to eat (aside from the occasional, rebellious shuffle around the house on account of losing my mind.) As hard as that time was, there were some amazing things that came out of it. My family grew so close over those months, and Chels and Max developed very meaningful relationships with my family.

So many amazing friendships were strengthened that summer too! Almost every weekend our best friends would pile into a car and make the trip out to my parents' house to visit us. I lived for those weekends! I could only watch so many movies, and my parents didn’t have Netflix yet. I am so thankful for all of those friends that pretty much gave up their weekends that summer. I know I was not the best company; a newly acquired head injury, a broken back and a steady diet of percocet and naproxen did not set a good stage for the best social interaction. But, we ate, we laughed, and sometimes I drooled, and we ate and laughed some more. The best part were the BBQ’s. It didn’t even matter what it was. Someone would c