JANA update--a high schooler! :) :)
Today was Jana’s first day of high school!! :cool: She had a good day! I think she was ready to go back after an especially long summer (her school is under construction so they started later than usual). The thing she hates most about school is getting up early in the morning... She was chosen for the high school show choir and she is very excited about that. She is also dancing and helping teach a dance class again this year.
Jana goes back for a complete check-up on the 21st. We expect only good news but it is always nice to have the reassurance. They will do some extra testing to check her immune system because of her ongoing illnesses and infections. This will mark 2 ½ years of remission!! She has recovered nicely from her knee surgery and we are so glad they found the problem and repaired it. Now, she is having trouble with her foot from show choir camp and it is showing signs of a stress fracture—always something!:confused:
Jana is enjoying the life of being an only child. :) Although she misses her sisters, there are certainly things she does not miss and kinda likes calling the shots!
We moved Holly for her senior year of college a few weeks ago. It’s hard to imagine that we moved Holly for her freshman year a few weeks after Jana’s diagnosis. I can’t imagine how we did it—we just did, I guess! Holly keeps so busy and is looking at grad. schools. She would be a permanent student if finances would allow that!
We moved Emily to the University of Maryland 2 weeks ago for her freshman year. Wow—that was a tearful goodbye. :( I had such a hard time leaving her there—so far away from us. It was a long 9-hour drive home. She won’t be home until Thanksgiving break, but Russ and I are going there in a couple of weeks to see her. I can’t wait!
28 days until our trip to CSS!! I can’t even believe we are going and in less than a month!! We need, need, need time to rest & relax and be a COUPLE. Russ’ dad will be here and will stay with Jana to get her to school and her activities. Jana and “her papa” have gotten very close since January when Russ’ mom passed away. She will be fine while we are gone, right??