Good Things for Grayson

Last week, after I wrote this post, Grayson just wasn’t getting any better, so I took him to the ER. He was admitted to the hospital for one night, but thankfully bounced back quickly with fluids and rest and we got to go home the next evening. It had been months since we’d been in the hospital, and my body wasn’t used to it; I was absolutely exhausted the next day and my neck and back were sore from a night spent on a hospital couch.

Despite this minor setback, good things are happening for Grayson, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him.

Hip, HIP Hooray! Thursday Grayson saw his orthopedic surgeon, who x-rayed his hips and said they look just as they should for a year post-surgery. We scheduled his second surgery for next month; he will have the hardware removed from the bone. His doctor claims this will be super minor compared to last year- I hope he’s right.

Kindergarten, here we come! This afternoon, we visited the school where Grayson will attend next year. This was definitely bittersweet, as he only has a few short weeks left at the school he has attended for the past 4 years. We have had a lot of reservations and fears about sending him to public school, but honestly, after today, I’m super excited for him. We met with the Life Skills team and diagnostician for over an hour, and they asked lots of questions about G, and were genuinely interested in him. We saw the classrooms as well as their sensory room and motor skills room. And as we were leaving, I got to chat with one of the APs at the school who I happened to work for 8 years ago, my first year teaching junior high. We used to pray together in my classroom before school, and it makes me feel good that there will be someone I know in leadership at the school where G will be next year.

Wishes do Come True Grayson’s Make A Wish project is about to happen! He is getting a flagstone patio and awning so he can hang out in the backyard with us under some shade. The project has been approved; now we just need to pick out the flagstone and awning colors. We are so excited and can’t wait to see G in his new space!

I’m so proud to be this guy’s mom, and feel overwhelmingly grateful that his future looks so bright.


  1. Reagan Leigh on May 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    He is just too adorable! So glad good things are coming his way! 🙂

  2. Brittnie on May 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I am so happy for him and you. Thank you, God for your perfect hand in all of this . . . healing, schooling, and a perfect place for him to hang out!

  3. Amber on May 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    One of my two favorite charities to donate to every year is Make a Wish so I'm SO excited when I hear of these wishes actually coming true. Your whole family, especially Grayson, deserves this!

  4. Down On The Farm on May 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    What a handsome young man. Very excited for this new “phase” of his life, and phase of your life. Blessings from Missouri!

  5. Persistent on May 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Such great news! G and you deserve all the best! May you always have nothing but happy and good news to post!

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