21 – Jacob

Let’s see…this was his first full summer with no surgeries hanging over his head.  It was also the first summer he was old enough to be home by himself (which is rather convenient since my aunt died in February).

He played outside; played video games; slept until 10 every day (booger); made huge messes throughout the house and inherited the wonderful, awesome, muscle-building job of mowing the lawn.

That made the mama quite happy 😀 (I hate mowing the lawn).

AND using this summer as a break-in, the neighbors are watching how he does to see how good he is…and then decide whether to hire him next spring/summer!  How awesome is that?!

I can’t believe how much he’s changed in the last year.  About this time last year, he was 5’1″ tall.  This year?  Almost 5’5″.  He’s filled out in the chest and shoulders (I think that might be due to nearly 6 months of crutch use).  He got braces this year.  I discovered that he’s an incredible writer…he just makes his mama proud left and right!  (Oh, don’t get me wrong, there are days I want to sell him to the highest bidder, but lucky for HIM it doesn’t last long).

He’ll be starting 7th grade in just over a week.  How the hell did a 5.5 lb, 18″ little grey alien turn into THIS???



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