Monday, September 28, 2009

School a go...

I met with the experts at Aptos High today and we registered Jacob for classes for his senior year. He is officially an Independent Studies student utilizing a new online system to complete his senior year. But most importantly he is an Aptos High School Senior. We are going to use his own table that he made us in wood shop last year as our desk - so tomorrow - big task for me is to find a couple of chairs for this table.

Yes it is perfect!

Tomorrow is a blood test and physical therapy. One day at a time.

Wow, this is the 200th post. It has been quite a journey - I started reading the first couple of posts and am struck again at the journey that God has brought us through - though we are not close to being done - there is not nearly the devastation that racked our souls as in early July. Yet still I find this to be powerful....

Your Cross

The everlasting God has in His wisdom
foreseen from eternity the cross
that He now presents to you
as a gift from His inmost heart.
This cross, He now sends you,
He has considered with His all-knowing eyes,
understood with His divine mind,
tested with His wise justice,
warmed with His loving arms
and weighed with His own hands
to see that it be not one inch too large
and not one ounce too heavy for you
He has blessed it with His holy name,
anointed it with His consolation,
taken one last glance at you
and your courage, and then sent it
to you from heaven,
a special greeting from God to you,
in alms of the all-merciful love of God.
- St. Francis de Sales -

Somehow these words are a little easier to swallow. Not done yet - more to follow - and yet God is still with us - all of us - in full grace and mercy.

Love and Peace,

Tom (Dad)


Anonymous said...

Dear Ones...Our hearts are full of thanks and love for you..This journey that you have been on has been a transforming experience not only to you and your family but to so very many, and we are blest to be a part of it with our intercessory prayer on your behalf.. We contiue to pray for you in the coming days, as you have many decisions to make...Surgery etc...God bless you and continue to give you grace for each day...With love and prayers...Rosemary and Merlyn Fordice

Suzanne Mallery said...

Many congratulations to Jake on officially being a senior at Aptos! This is a big milestone - one that probably seemed like just the obvious next step six months ago, but in light of the last 13 weeks it's tremendous! Just to be getting "on track" in some way with where he thought he would be now is a great accomplishment for all of you, and it's a testament to all of your dedication. Congrats on starting your senior year, Jacob!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tom,

We are the family you met at Twin Lakes, who moved here from Colorado recently. Josh is a new senior at Aptos. I wanted you to see him that day as encouragement, we are a year ahead of you in a very simular journey. We also met with the school yesterday, Josh continues to struggle with too much outside stimulation for the brain to take on, we are also going to start an online class (pre-calc). We are trying hard to get Josh through this last year of High School. HE WILL GRADUATE! HE WILL GO TO COLLEGE. Yes, my understanding is State Colleges will help modify also. You see the journey's our two families both take on involve so much more than sweet folks can see. We decided I would not find a job here, instead, my job is to get Josh through school. Yes, he is signed under the No child left behind bill, Federal Gov, has him with an IEP which then becomes a 504 to follow him to college. Leaving the hospital, all the therapy, the social, and then the schools. Sadly, as nice as school admin is... you still fight your way through this end also, dot your "i's and cross your t's". That is what I now do...advocate for my son. If any of you would like to here our journey and the steps we have taken with schools and other steps, please let me know. We moved here the week before Jake's accident. I know in my heart this move in the middle of our nightmare was Christ led...if I thought we could help another family...well... Our family keeps you in our prayers, keep hold of Christ hand, he walks you through one day at at time. Kem and Bret