From the oldest to youngest…

It’s been a crazy few weeks around our house, but can anything less be expected with five kids and two adults going in seven different directions on any given day.  Several people have asked about an update on Seph, our oldest.  As many people know, just before spring break, we suspected Seph had another stress fracture, this time in his right leg.  After a couple of x-rays along with the soreness of continuing to run, we concluded he had a break in his right fibula.  Rather than fight through the pain as he did during the Cross Country season, he decided to hang up his running shoes for the rest of the Track season. It was his decision and we supported him 100%.  He worked so hard to stay in shape, running outside throughout the entire winter.  And, it was a great winter to run outside.  Although he was disappointed at the end result, he quickly filled his time with other responsibilities.  In the midst of school and church, he continues to work at the Cold Stone part of Tim Horton’s, is involved in a small group Bible study, still attends the Track and Field sessions at the high school as he is one of the team captains and helps coach the Jr. High Track and Field team.  Literally, we see him when he leaves in the morning around 7:30 a.m. and then again when he arrives home around 10:00 p.m.  Once in a while, we are privileged to have him join us for dinner when he can fit it into his busy schedule. He is counting the days until graduation, now only three weeks away and is looking forward to beginning a new chapter in his life as he heads to college.

Now to our youngest – Jackson.  He continues to make great strides, learning his letters, numbers, colors and shapes.  He has taken many small steps and is adjusting well in being part of our family.  Just last week he attended Kindergarten Round Up which is our anticipated plan for him this fall.  He gets along well with Caleigh and Chloe, and almost every day, if the weather is nice, he can be found outside playing with the many neighbor kids.  He has such a happy, complacent personality, you would think he has always been a part of our family.  Two weeks ago I took him to a second appointment with his ophthalmologist.  While he has near perfect vision in his right eye, his vision in his left eye is 20/400 which would put him in the classification of being legally blind in that one eye.  We have taken a second step in strengthening his vision and eye by patching it.  We will do this for two hours each day for the next two months until we visit the ophthalmologist again.  This week is a significant week for little Jack as he has surgery on Tuesday.  His surgeon will be performing two procedures – one they know about and the other, they’re “looking for” the cause and the prospect of solving the problem.  The biggest issue we believe for Jackson will be comfort for the next week or so, and for full healing.  It is our prayer, this will be the last hurdle we will have to jump to get him well on the road to being a healthy little boy.


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Our home is Okemos, Michigan. Our life is the work and ministry of Jesus Christ. Our worship is of God alone. Our goal is to live a supernatural life.

Posted on April 30, 2012, in Family. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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