Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happier Days

Over the past few days, we've taken a "family breather".  There has been lots of park time, lots of togetherness, and lots of conversations about how we can best help our boy become the man we envision.  A week later, I'm feeling much better about things.

It has also helped to know that "weird" is apparently the word-of-the-day for this other little boy and, from what we can tell, his comment towards Ethan was not malicious in any way.  (Inappropriate, for sure, but not malicious.)

Who knew I could become so undone by a couple of four-year-olds?! That chapter was not in any parenting book I've ever read!

Today we're having a "lazy day", at Ethan's request.  He woke up in the middle of the night with ear pain and, sure enough, he has an infection is his tube-free ear.  His left ear still hasn't given up its tube, so after a quick chat with the ENT nurse about this new infection, surgery is still a-go for next Tuesday.

With that said, I'll leave you with some pictures in exchange for your prayers! Deal?

Ethan and this squirrel would have chased each other around this tree all day if we'd let him.

Nothing says, "It's gonna be OK" like your four-year-old picking a flower for you.

Thanks for checking in, and have a wonderful week!


Sherry Reese said...

Sweet pictures, Joye! I am so glad you are having a wonderful week with your family. My heart also felt heavy for you with the incident with the little boy at school because I have an especially sensitive son too, and I know how easily he lets things people say hurt him. I'll be praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post and such awesome picture. This post and these pictures sure did start my day off with a big ole smile!!

I love this little man so much.. cannot wait to see him again.

Love to all of you.

Grandma A.

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