Monday, August 27, 2012
Today is his first day in 10th grade.
Today is his first day in 5th grade.
Today is the End of a Rough Summer and the first day of school in our part of North Texas.
The end of a really, rough summer.
My 10-year-old starting getting sick in May.
After weeks of pain and nausea ...
and tons of medical tests,
he had surgery in June to remove his gallbladder and appendix.
Then, after some bumps in the healing process,
we ended up back at the doctor's office
and he ended up with a new diagnosis of Abdominal Migraines.
Needless to say, he's had a rough summer.
No summer camps.
Canceled trip to Disney.
Lots of indoor time healing.
The 15-year-old spent the summer healing from his 2nd knee surgery
and learning how to drive.
It has been a stressful summer, to say the least.
But, I've watched my older son become more confident in his driving
and continue to grow into such a fine young man.
And I've seen my younger son overcome adversity
and begin drum lessons and return to baseball.
I have hope as we go into fall ...
hope that this will be a great year.
And thankful we survived the summer.