Monday, September 28, 2015
Good morning!! Today is a wonderful day and so much to celebrate! Today is Jacob’s 14th birthday!!! Can you believe it? He has come so far in the last four and a half years. We are so blessed to have another day, another year with him. What a blessing he is to us!
This past month has flown by so fast. School started on the 8th. Jacob is a freshman this year! Crazy!! I have a high schooler and a middle schooler now. I feel so old! Ha! School is going good. The first day was pretty emotional. The boys got on the bus at 6:30 and didn’t get home until 5:00. That is much too long for any child. Thankfully the second day went much better. Still a long bus ride, but I think they’ve accepted it. 🙂 We have been blessed, however, to have a good friend of the family, a senior, drive the boys home everyday. With Jacob in Cross Country and Caleb in Football, it’s just too much for them to get home so late and then have to turn around and go right back to the school for sports without a chance to eat. So until the end of October comes when the sports slow down, they get a ride. 🙂
Cross Country is going good for Jacob. He really seems to be enjoying it. He’s getting better all the time and his endurance is growing. He has had several meets since I wrote last. Some better than others. Always weather dependent. He does not like the hot weather and does not do as well when it’s warm. He prefers the nice cool weather. He lives in the right part of the country. 🙂 Tomorrow he has a meet in Munising, so I am excited to go see him run again. I always look forward to the meets. Last week they ran 6 miles for practice and he averaged 8 minute miles. I think that is pretty darn good and he was so proud of himself and said he had FUN!! I love that he’s doing something that is enjoyable and healthy! 🙂
Last weekend was the Youth Hunting weekend. Jacob was blessed with another buck. A 5 point! God sure does bless him, that’s for sure! That makes 5 for 5. In the past 5 years, Jacob has gotten two 6 pts., a 7 pt, an 8 pt. and now a 5. I think Ken was a little worried that he might get a 9 this year. Ha! Although after Jacob shot the 5, a 9 pt. walked past his stand. 🙂 Maybe next year! Jacob and Caleb were also successful duck hunting for the Youth weekend as well.
Other than that, all is well! I have two happy and healthy boys. What else could a mother ask for?? October 27th will be Jacob’s next scans down in Green Bay. Your continued prayers are always appreciated!! God bless you all!