OK, I am proud of all of my boys, but can I just take a moment to brag on Conner?
Most of you know that Devin and Conner went through an emotionally exhausting experience in March. For three weeks, they basically lived in the hospital at their father’s bedside during the final days of his battle with colon cancer. (You can read about that HERE.)
Both boys are doing remarkably well, but Conner had the added hurdle of catching up with his school work. He is a funny, exceptionally bright kid who is in Honors and AP classes. As a 9th grader, he is taking classes alongside 11th graders. No easy task.
Due to all of school he missed, Conner’s grades dropped to D’s and F’s in all of his classes. He took his last finals yesterday and he just checked in with his counselor: He brought everything up to a A’s and B’s and made the Principal’s Honor Roll. That means he not only made up three weeks’ worth of past due assignments, he caught up on the knowledge he missed AND kept up with current lessons.
(Just think about that with something like math, which builds on itself… you have to catch up on what you missed before you can learn the current stuff. Amazing!)
Woot! For all my worrying about him, Conner really is in pretty capable hands… his own.
(*UPDATED: A reader pointed out that Conner (and all of us) are in God’s hands. Yes! Absolutely! We are still so grateful for the many prayers that you all sent up for our family during that horrible time. I posted this update on Conner to illustrate as an answer to those prayers… that the boys would find strength, and be resilient, and have faith that all things are possible with God.)
Way to go, Conner!
Sharon Greenthal says
That’s an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations Connor!
Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist says
Christina @ The Scrappy Housewife says
Way to go Conner!
Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? says
AWESOME JOB Conner!!!!!!!!!!!
what an awesome kid!
what an awesome kid!
what an awesome young man…..he rocks….
What an awesome young man! Bravo!
What an amazing accomplishment! You should be so proud!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Amy Anderson says
Yay! What a smarty pants! In a good way 😀
I remember how proud you were of your sons with how they handled themselves during those last weeks with their dad. And now you have another layer to be proud of!
He could have easily given up, using those weeks as an excuse… but didn’t take the easy road.
Hope you’re patting yourself on the back for raising such awesome boys. 🙂
What an amazing kiddo you have there. You definitely needed to do a little bragging because he SOOOO deserved that!
Woo Hoo!!! Way to go Conner!!!!
Congrats Connor! Very impressive! Love your “labels” Vivienne:;)
i would imagine he is in the Lord’s hands with all those prayers your readers said over your sons and you while going thru that major challenge.
Yes, you must brag for a moment. And with good reason!
Way to go, Conner. Your mom is justifiably proud of you!
Vivienne @ the V Spot says
Curt, you are absolutely correct. God’s had the boys in His hands the whole time. I looked at Conner’s grades from the perspective of answered prayers for his strength. That wasn’t made clear enough in the post and I will update that right now.
Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says
Oh that is SO awesome Viv!! What a smart boy and such a handsome guy too! Yay for Connor!!!
Of course you must brag!!! It is your duty as a mom! All that and he’s handsome too! Way to go, Connor!
Evelene S says
God is good… All the time!!!!!!! Wonderful accomplishment! His dad would be proud!
Loving LeeLee says
Wow, you do such an amazing job with your sons. It is such a pleasure to read of boys that are going to grow up into responsible and respectable adults. Your whole family should be proud.
Di (Australia). xx
Moms get to brag! What an accomplishment! It takes such diligence to get that much work caught up.
SueAnn Lommler says
Woot!! Woot!! Connor!!! WTG!!!! Congrats!!
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage says
Way to go CONNER! It’s hard to miss even a day or two when your sick and catch up. This was a true feat!!
I know you must be so proud Viv. You have a wonderful family, and wonderful boys =)
Laura@Elegant Nest says
Congrats to Connor and congrats to you and your husband for doing such a great job too! We all need a little pat on the back sometimes!
Erin Spain says
Way to go Conner! And way to go mama for raising him to be such a wonderful kid!
-Erin @ DIY On the Cheap
Way to go Conner and you for braggin on him. That is such an indication of the young man you are grooming him to be as well as an answer to prayer! Keep up the hard work all of you ((()))
Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says
Thanks for sharing this story about your adorable son. Of all our “projects”, the success of our kids definitely means the most.
That’s amazing, Viv! Rather than let this tough time bring him down, he has chosen to go above and beyond what most his age would, especially under such tragic circumstances! What strength he must have! It’s amazing how much stronger we can become with the help of God! So proud for him! What a great mom you are! 🙂
Crystal @ HiH
Good Time Charlie says
Wow, this an amazing kid you have. I would be bragging too. Not only making up three weeks worth of Freshman High School homework, but Honors classes too? That is a feat in itself, then to make Honor Roll? Obviously you are teaching your children the value of working hard, especially for an education. Kudos to you too Mom!