Monday, February 8, 2010


When Youngest was born, we were told he had attitude and was a fighter.  In those 11 years since he was born we have been challenged by him and the uniqueness he presented our family. Through our journey with him, we have learned about more things than we ever thought we would and our journey is far from over.

I think if you were to ask people that know Connor, they would describe him as being the Energizer Bunny, has a huge love for reading, adventure, thirst for knowledge and how things work... 

Friday we were thrilled to watch our Awanas team do fantastically at the Quiz Bowl.  Connor took home Quiz Bowl Champion, Highest Honor (quizzing out during his round), and 1st place in Bk 3 with his partner Andie!  We're so proud of them all! 

 Two weeks ago he was diagnosed with ADHD.  This was really not a shock to us and we expected this as we've seen the signs for a few years now.  I think he is a little relieved to find that we can get some help.  He has been so frustrated (honestly we both have been) in school for a while now and we have tried various things to help, but they have not worked. We started medication on Saturday and have a follow-up appt. next week to see how he's doing on it. We know there are so many pros and cons on doing medication, but our focus now is to find a way to help him.  

Through his life, Connor has struggled through many things - his heart surgery, years of therapy, some GI problems that we continue to work through... One thing we have learn through all of this is that Connor is a fighter and our Faith is in Him who gave us this energized child.  We look forward to seeing how God is going to work in his life and how He will use him!


Flourchild said...

Praying for your son that he does well with his medication and his recent diagnoses.
My friend is going through something similar with her daughter. The meds actually had a reverse effect oh her and made her more antsy in school.

Raine said...

I was just thinking about him this morning while I was getting ready for work and was wondering what the results were. I just read this next part in the book "The Power of a Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian during my lunch break will I was seeking wisdom; Lord, connect everything in Youngest's brain the way it is supposed to be so that he has clarity of thought, organization, good memory, and strong learning ability. "May the Lord give you understanding in all things" (2 Timothy 2:7) Lord, enable Youngest to experience the joy of learning more about You and Your world. Amen