New eyeglasses and a new school year

Sporting new eyeglasses, grandson Ben began a new school year yesterday in Grade 3.  It’s unbelievable that our little miracle boy who underwent three brain surgeries at ages 4 and 5 is now in the third grade at school.

New eyeglasses

New eyeglasses and the beginning of a new school year

(Note to my international readers: Here in the U.S., local school districts decide when their school year will begin and end.  In most places, school starts anytime from early August to early September and ends in late May or early June, although there can be deviations even from that schedule.  Here in the state of Georgia, most schools start in August.  And as you can see from Ben’s attire, most schools do not have school uniforms.)

Ben had a busy summer, spending time at the beach with cousins and his dad’s parents, attending a week-long summer camp in the mountains, going on a mission trip with young people from his church, and in his “off-time” attending a summer day camp while his mom and dad were at work.  He’s a happy guy who makes friends easily, and he seemed to enjoy every minute of his summer holidays.

We wish Ben much success in school this year, and once again, we thank everyone who has followed his story and kept him in your thoughts and prayers.

In the classroom

Posing in his new 3rd grade classroom

 Ben and his dad

 

Ben and his mom, our daughter

Please join our family in sending out healing thoughts and prayers for another little boy, named Levi, who currently is in the hospital suffering from the same problem Ben had, arteriovenous malformation in the brain. Levi, who turns 10 years old next week, unfortunately had no symptoms and was not diagnosed until he experienced a severe brain bleed about 30 days ago. His condition was touch-and-go at first, but he is now on the road to recovery, although the prognosis is uncertain.

#BenStrong     #Soli Deo Gloria

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