The kids have had a lot on their plates as well -- Olivia had her first science fair project, wrangled with fractions in GT math, and had more essays and tests and projects than she has ever had before. Simon has had his seventh birthday (omg!), 2 EEGs, countless appointments, and an unfortunate increase in seizures leading to lots of med changes (and some super heavy duty side effects -- weight loss, weight gain, hair loss, emotional instability, overwhelming tiredness and lethargy... you name it....) due to an overall worsening of his underlying epilepsy. After being away for six months, Tigger has even had some challenges adjusting to learning to work in our home with Simon in new and different ways.
Suffice it it say that by the time we made it to this weekend, we were feeling pretty done. Strung out. Overcooked. Stick a fork in it. Burnt toast.
And then this stuff happened...
|My students rocked their final presentations and reminded me why I love being in the classroom with them.|
|Brian graduated with honors (and style!) and we were doubly blessed to celebrate his amazing accomplishment with many of the friends and family that have supported us along the way,|
|And finally, this happened -- Simon got too tired to run, and so his sister pushed him. For 10 joyful, laughing, FASTER! FASTER! laps around the track with her friends.|
And so today it occurs to me -- things get tough, and they might even get tougher. That's how life rolls sometimes. But, we rolled with it, and not only have we "toughed it out," we conquered it. Working, studying, teaching, learning, advocating, walking, running, and finally pushing on through to the finish line, because that is how we roll.