When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Thursday, August 24, 2006
On Wednesday we had a scheduled phone call with Alex, and it was sweet like never before. He is doing better every day, and we talk openly about each of our problems. We could hear his maturity in his voice. Hopefully, in another couple of months he can work up to visitation on campus.
Stephen is super-excited about his soccer practices. At first, he was coming home and saying he is the worst player out on the field (what was pretty true), but with some effort and positive talk he began to enjoy it and get better and better. Now we need to figure out how to improve his vocabulary and comprehension…it sucks to be non-English speaking parent.
Tomorrow we are leaving for Seattle. Saturday will be spent with our Russian friends somewhere at Mt. Erie climbing (OK, men will be climbing, I’ll be present near by, unless they drag me on the wall) and hanging out. Then later at night I’ll drive east to join Michelle on a team of our crazy 100 mile runner Robbie. He better hassle, I don’t like running in high sun after noon:)
With that – I bid goodbuy.