Monday, August 25, 2014

Classroom Blues

Only because Caleb has been stuck at home learning for a few days!  The school year is obviously going well, because he was devastated to miss class! 

Caleb's blood levels dipped even lower last week, which prompted a few complications.  That means only two weeks into class, he had to take a few days off.   We were really hopeful this wasn't going to happen, especially this soon. 

Caleb is doing well now though & spent the day at Texas Children's.  He got the "all clear" to go back to school, and he's ready for the challenge.
It's heavy on my heart to share this, but Caleb actually wanted me to.  He's really worried because he is struggling to keep up in P.E. at school.  As you probably know, his chemotherapy causes him to suffer severe leg pains and leg weakness.  He wants to "blend in" with the other kids and do what they do, but it's almost impossible for him.  He doesn't want to sit out, yet he doesn't know how he'll be able to do it.  He has three more years of this challenge ahead, so it's not going away anytime soon.  I asked him if I could share this on his blog, and he said I could if I thought people would pray for him.  Bless his precious little heart.  Please help us pray for his strength.  

God always has perfect timing and finds the best way to tell us exactly what we need.  I opened one of my favorite books of all time this week, "Jesus Calling," and received this beautiful message:  "Trust me and don't be afraid.  I want you to view trials as exercises designed to develop your trust muscles.  You live in the midst of fierce spiritual battles, and fear is one of Satan's favorite weapons.  When you start to feel afraid, affirm your trust in me."

I plan to work on my trust muscles and help Caleb strengthen his own little muscles, at the same time.

Don't you love it when Jesus calls?    :)


  1. Caleb is such a strong soldier and he will be in my prayers. So glad he has the all clear to get back into school!

  2. Praying for tender hearts for his classmates to see Caleb as a warrior! Praying for Caleb to see himself as a strong and mighty warrior and praying for a special mommy's heart to be warrior strong as well. You are loved! Still praying...