First Day of School 2012

I have to admit I just don’t have the mojo tonight. I’ve been struggling to write a post about how much Liam’s school, and the therapists that he works with there, mean to us but the words just don’t seem to be fitting right. I’ve written plenty of words for sure, but they just aren’t playing well with each other at all. So instead of forcing a bunch of boring writing at you I’ll just show you by pointing you toward this, Liam, at three years old and with the help of those therapists, taking his first steps, and then this, Liam, with the aid of a walker taking his first ever walk with his mom. I’m pretty sure that those two links should give you just a peek into how awesome school has been for Liam. They show it much better than I could write it that’s for sure.

Yes today was Liam’s first day of school. It should have been last week but only a few days removed from a nasty virus that came dangerously close to bringing us back to the hospital again Karin and I were unwilling to let him venture into that den of germs for a little while longer. He could have started on monday of this week too but an appointment with his hematologists regarding the blood thinners from my last post was much more important as well and so a week after everyone else’s did, Liam’s summer vacation came to a close.

Since he missed most of ESY this year while attending Septic Shock Summer Camp (I don’t recommend it, not much fun at all) we were expecting a serious summer regression of the progress that Liam had made last year. We were pleasantly surprised though when he stayed awake and engaged for the entire therapy session. Just look at the focus on that adorable face up there. He certainly works harder at school than I ever did.

Tuckered out after all this work Liam was of course rewarded with a nap and some snuggles from his mom. Not too shabby if you ask me.

I wish I had something more poignant to say about school but like I said I just don’t have the mojo tonight. It’s 3am as I type this and since Liam has been sleeping peacefully all night, I’m going to try to get a little reading in before Karin and I switch places at 4.  Happy back to school time everybody. I’ll talk to you all again soon.


  1. I am glad to see school has been so good for him. Amazing by the way with his walking in the other posts! My son is about to start school and we’ve been a bit nervous about it. It is encouraging to see how much your son has benefited!

  2. That video of Liam walking was so beautiful and brought me to tears. I too have never worked so hard for anything as Liam worked right there. I hope Liam has a great year at school. And I hope you all get some rest!

  3. That final photo of your wife and Liam looks like a Renaissance painting — or maybe something Flemish — so beautiful in light and peace. I’m glad that Liam is having a good experience at school; that’s the way it should be for all of our children, right? Here’s to a successful school year with NO illnesses and much progress and fun!

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