Sorry I have not updated the blog in so long! Henry's second decompression surgery was in April and it went really well. Henry's back had healed nicely from the one in February and actually looked straighter than originally thought, so the surgeon decompressed the lower spine but decided it was not necessary to put in a straightening rod from lower to upper back. It also went a little quicker than previously and he spent less time recovering in the hospital, as well as, at home. I had been dreading a repeat of February's surgery and recovery, so this was a real praise.
We have had the best summer since Henry came home. His first summer was spent in halo and vest, recovering from major c-spine fusion surgery, and last summer was great but we had moved into our new home in July and were very focused on settling in. No such big events this summer- just lots of fun! We kicked it off with a family reunion vacation to Oklahoma with my family. Four out of five of us have summer birthdays, we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary, our whole family participated in pre-teen missions camp and Vacation Bible School, we went camping at gorgeous Cove Palisades State Park (Henry's first experience in a tent), and much more. So many blessings!
Henry turned seven years old on August 20th! We had a great time at Dizzy Castle, one of his favorite indoor play areas because we can go in with him and help him do everything. It was an intimate, knight-themed party with a very cool and delicious castle cake. He is growing up so fast and such a blessing to our family. We look forward to a great school year, and appreciate your prayers as we venture into the new world of homeschooling together. It will be a different routine for us and I must continue to seek a good balance with everything. Thank you and I hope you all have a great year as well! Blessings!