Monday, August 27, 2012

The End of a Rough Summer

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.



Keys to the Magic Travel said...

You have had a rough summer - and medical stuff is no fun - especially when the bills come in! Here's hoping for a healthier rest of the year!

SharleneT said...

Hugs, Rhea! You have most certainly had a rough summer. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that it is over and a better season for all of you is beginning. It's a thousand times harder to watch our children hurt than ourselves. Come visit when you can.