Sunday, February 24, 2013

What a Difference a Year Makes

Flash back to this week last year and you will find Spencer recently readmitted to the hospital for his 2nd round of chemo.  All seemed to be going well when suddenly he was doubled over in extreme abdominal pain.  After a series of tests, it was determined that he needed to have his appendix removed via emergency surgery.  It was a scary time for us and a miserable time for Spencer as he battled the pain from the surgery and the side effects from chemo at the same time. 

Fast forward  a year later and you will find a much different picture. 
You will see a picture of a healthy lacrosse player that just made his high school varsity team and has recovered (physically and academically) from missing the entire second half of his junior year and was just accepted into BYU for this fall! 

Between all this exciting news and the roadshows being officially done (blogpost coming soon), I have a HUGE weight off of my shoulders.  I was on the verge of a complete meltdown on Friday night.  It was dress rehearsal night for the roadshows, I still hadn't quite finished the program for the next day,  and I could hear snippets of conversations of people talking about who was getting into BYU.  Spencer hadn't heard yet and I was getting more out-of-sorts by the minute.  At one point someone said they couldn't find their costume and it was the straw that broke open the floodgates of my stress and I just sat down in a dark corner and cried for a minute (not a normal behavior for me).  Shortly after pulling myself back together, we learned that Spencer had been accepted and the costume had been found.  The show went on and I spent the rest of the night much less stressed. 

I was surprised when a few hours later we arrived home and I found myself tearful again.  Instead of tears of stress this time, they were tears of relief and gratitude for how far we've come in a year.   It's been a long road and we are so grateful to be on this end of things.  We are proud of Spence and can't wait to see the bright future that awaits him! 

5 comments:

Cassie Thompson said...

Congratulations on all of the above!

Candice.kulbeth@gmail.com said...

Hooray! There's nothing quite like great news and this is almost as good as it gets!

Andie said...

Fabulous news. Simply fabulous.

Deanne said...

Great news and congrats to Spence for getting into BYU! We had fun watching the Roadshow on Saturday. It was great to see Spencer looking so healthy and strong (and very cute too according to the girls sitting behind us =).

JP said...

I am so glad to hear that you are feeling less stressed and that Spencer has been accepted!

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