Jack is loving school. This is how excited he gets on the way out the door in the morning. We couldn't be happier about how he has transitioned to kindergarten and the attention and care he gets from all his classmates and teachers. We are loving the small size of his school and as seems to happen, many of the fears and agonizing deliberations about the best place for him seem like a distant past now. Thank God for that.
I just got home from Salt Lake. I took my final written exam yesterday and I can't believe it, but my first thought when I got home was that I need to write. I need to write in this space, about my boy, and about what we are facing in the next months.
Yes, there is such a weight lifted off my shoulders now that I am done with my exams. I have been studying, full-time, for four months now. I really hope I pass. Now all I want to do is watch Anne of Green Gables, read magazines, and stay at home with my boys.
We get two weeks to regroup before life takes another turn. Jack's hip surgery is on November 16th and we are now entering the whole "getting mentally prepared for big-time surgery and six weeks in a body cast" life. Maybe it was a luxury I was afforded by focusing on school so much, but I haven't quite wrapped my mind around the fact that surgery is coming up.
It's been five years since major surgery. Jack's had more than a dozen surgeries, but they were all when he was so small. This is going to be new experience and I'm sure I will be turning to you veterans out there. Thank you so much, in advance, for praying for Jack as he has to face this next hurdle. We could not do it without our cheering section.
I can't let this first post in forever go without sharing this photo with you. Have I mentioned before how much I love love love the internet? A day after asking on FB about what kind of stroller we should get for Jack (as he's grown out of his old one), a local family said "have ours! We found it at a garage sale in perfect condition. We've never used it." Aren't people awesome? If you've ever priced out special needs strollers, they cost a pretty penny. We are so very thankful for this gift.