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.)