Saturday, May 07, 2011

An Uplifting Story of Spring

So yeah -- my last post that focused on death was depressing. There is another side to spring, though -- that of renewal, growth, change, and hope.

One year ago my family was recovering from a severe shock to the system -- my son's cancer. However, pending a clean chest x-ray my son will have in just over a week, we will clearly see that his medical problems are really a thing of the past. He will always need to be vigilant, but we all can certainly live with that.

Rick has really come out of his shell the past few years. He has made great friends through his Scholastic Bowl team, and tonight he went to his junior prom with the friend of a friend. As he left for dinner after taking pictures with several of his friends and their dates, I noticed how beautiful a May day can be ...

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7 Comments:

Blogger John said...

now lets talk about that chair/fabric in the lower left ...

7:14 AM  
Anonymous KenP said...

Cute young thing.

And the lad looks Sparky.

Envy is appropriate for the rest of us.

8:44 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Ooooooh -- doesn't let my wife hear any criticism of the southwestern style chairs she bought ... and loves!

Waiting for Ms. Josie to notice the statue in the picture ...

11:24 AM  
Blogger jamyhawk said...

Always good to hear AWESOME NEWS! Congrats on a healthy son!

9:35 AM  
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

glad to hear your son is doing good Lightning!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

What a handsome couple.

2:08 PM  
Blogger OhCaptain said...

Really glad to see him looking so happy and confident. Tell him and the Mrs. I said hi!

7:39 PM  

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