Sunday, October 10, 2010

We Have Our Ups. We Have Our Downs.

Weekend Recap

We run a tight schedule around here. We have scheduled activities every night of the week except Wednesdays. The boys have football practice Wednesday but when the boys get home we don't have to jump in the car to go anywhere. It is our family night. Sometimes a meeting may get scheduled on Wednesdays as was the case this week. It is our overflow day to get to the things we don't have time for otherwise. Basically our weeks are full and busy.

Any wrench thrown into the works can throw the whole thing out of whack as was the case this week. Friday morning started out rough. I was due at the High school around 6:45 am to set up for the Senior breakfast. Greg had forgotten about this and had to change his plans to leave early for work. Adam and Sam had been awake since 5:30 am and everyone was in a bad mood. This set the tone for the day and started us out on a bad note. Our first down of the weekend.

Later we headed out to the Homecoming Game.

Stephen's last homecoming game.

This was an up of the weekend!

The atmosphere is electric before the game.

The Maverick Walk with the band playing is awesome.

I think the whole town comes out.

Sam's excited.

This was the opening play of the game and the beginning of the next down of the weekend.
Stephen took a hard hit and suffered a concussion. He continued to play until the second quarter when his teammates alerted the coaches that Stephen wasn't making any sense.

He had another hit to the head before he was pulled out.

He even tried to get back in again.

In this picture C.J. is yelling at Stephen. We took the picture wondering what this was all about. We had no idea he was hurt at this point. Later we learned C.J. was telling him it wasn't worth risking everything he had worked for with school and college and to stay out of the game.

Later, after the doctors evaluated Stephen he was sent by ambulance to the hospital for a CT scan. This is his second concussion. He was later released and will go into a concussion recovery program. The sad thing is these are the last pictures of Stephen's football career. I doubt he will play again. Two weeks ago he was player of the week. This Friday he was listed in a local paper as a "player to watch". This is not how we thought his senior year would end and we are heartbroken!
A very big down!

Saturday morning AK did great in her show winning Reserve Champion!

An up!

Stephen received his first college acceptance.
Another up!

And C.J. attended the Homecoming Dance with his friend.
Another up!

So we have our ups and downs around here.
It has been a stressful weekend but still full of many blessings.

Happy Sunday!

Ni Hao Y'all

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  1. Ups and's what life is all about. As you said, remembering our blessings is what keeps us going!

    My brother played football in high school. We grew up in a small town and like you said, the town was "electric" before football games. Nothing like small town living and football games!

  2. so thankful stephen will be okay!

  3. Ugh...I know all too well about concussions around here. My daughter had 2 during her basketball season last year. I'm sorry for his disappointment, but he looks like a great kid with a bright future! I hope your week is full of many "ups"!