So Proud of Will

Monday, March 19, 2012
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He is taller than both me and Dave now.  He is definitely a teenager in every way (almost 15!).  And he is about to go to high school.  Will applied to two competitive private schools and several competitive magnet schools for high school this year.  We heard from both private schools and he was accepted at both (still waiting to hear from the magnet schools).  Not only was he accepted but he also got a partial scholarship to one of the schools because he scored so high on the admissions test.  We are really proud of Will because a lot of kids took a prep course for this admissions test and he did not (we did not know about the prep course in time). BUT he did prepare for a few weeks by doing the practice book and his hard work paid off.  God gave Will a fabulous mind and he uses it well.

As luck would have it, his first choice school was not the one offering the partial scholarship but we are going to let him go there anyway.  His best friend is going there too and it is reputed to be an awesome all boy college preparatory school.



P.S.  Just a little update on my 40 bags project.  I am plugging along slowly but surely.  I got 9 bags from the boys closets/drawers last week and we lugged them all to Goodwill. I think that puts me at 19 bags so I am behind but I am doing the best I can.  My low blood pressure/heart palpitation issue has been really hindering me a lot in my everyday life.  It is bad y'all.   I get out of breath simply standing up and walking across the room.  I cannot really lean over because my blood pressure plummets and my heart races. I see the cardiologist in a week and would love some prayer.

22 comments:

  1. I can see why you are such a proud mama... way to go, Will!!

    And I will be lifting you up in prayer, Kim. Keep us posted on what you hear at your cardiology appointment :)

    oxoxoxo!
    Stefanie

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  2. Great job Will!!! You are one awesome young man!! Keep up the good work *ahh who am I kidding, OF COURSE YOU WILL!!

    Kim, continued prayers for you health. May your appt reveal an answer.

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  3. Congratulations to Will...and to his parents who also deserve some of the credit for him doing so well!!!

    Sending good wishes and prayers that you are soon feeling much better. I hope your cardiology appt. goes well and that they know just how to help you!

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  4. Congratulation to your Will, it's exciting a fun to have a few good options.
    I'm sorry to hear things have not improved for you though. I hope the cardiologist will be able to help you out.
    Prayers coming your way

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  5. By the way...I'm just curious where you bought the adorable dress you are wearing in the "our family" photo on your blog page.

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    1. Susan,

      I got that dress from Garnet Hill a few years ago. The seem to carry a similar one every Spring/Summer though. Thank you for your prayers.

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  6. That is fantastic!!!! Congrats Will! I knew you would get in!!!!! Kim, I will try to connect with you this week. So sorry you are feeling so lousy! That is scarey too!!! Give yourself a break from the "40" bags.. It's awesome you have done half already!!!!! You should be resting while the Peanuts are in school!!!

    Blessings,
    Diana

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    1. Thanks Di. We need to connect. I am doing a lot of resting/sitting. It is a vicious cycle though. The more I sit almost the worse the symptoms get when I do need to stand...so I try to spread little tasks throughout the day.

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  7. Yay Will! Congrats!! Is he driving yet?? That will be fun . . . in a scary way (from my own experience with my boys!).

    Hope you feel better soon!!!

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    1. Thanks Janet. No Will is not driving yet. Theoretically he could start drivers ed this summer. We'll see. I am not sure he is ready. Driving is such a HUGE responsibility. Hope you are feeling well.

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  8. Congrat's Will that is great! Way to go!

    Kim, Take it from someone who has had almost 30 years with a heart condition. Shortness of breath is a classic sign for women with a heart problem. Take it easy until you see the cardiologist. If you start hearing stress or depression from him move on to another doctor. That was my sign and I wasn't listened to until I was rushed to a hospital and had open heart surgery.

    Take care. We will pray for you.
    Hugs from CT
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline. I am drinking a ton of water per doctor's (I do anyway). Next Monday cannot come soon enough for me. It is just near impossible to get in with a cardiologist. Even with my doctor's help, the shortest wait was about 3 weeks!!! Both docs assured me it was not stress related. I am so grateful for your sweet comment:) Thank you!!!

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  9. Way to go Will! He is turning into quite the young man. Hope you feel better. I don't know if you read this blog of a fellow China Adoptive Mom, but you might find something in it for you: http://shirlee-mccoy.blogspot.com/2012/03/do-what-you-can.html.

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  10. I just saw on fb that you all are having bad weather tonight. Hope you all are safe!

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  11. Congrats on Wil's admission to the private school of his choice. Two fo my daughters attended an all girls Catholic high school and it was a very positive experience for them. I will keep you in my daily prayers and put you on the book of intentions at my church until you are well again.

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  12. You have every right to be proud! Wow thats quite an accomplishment. I am so happy for him that he has a bevy of choices to choose from. Sounds like a smart young man with a bright future, Congrats Will!

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  13. Way to go, Will! I'm so sorry to hear you're still struggling with your health. Prayers to you.

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  14. Will seems like such a great young man - and that's a testament to the wonderful mom you are. Hooray for you both! Many prayers for you for a return to health. I think of you often and hope for the very best news when you see the doctor.

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  15. Will seems like such a great young man - and that's a testament to the wonderful mom you are. Hooray for you both! Many prayers for you for a return to health. I think of you often and hope for the very best news when you see the doctor.

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  16. I will keep you in my prayers. Congratualtions to Will! How wonderful for him.

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  17. First - Will, is such a cutie! And congrats to him

    Second - I will keep you in my prayers as well as your friend from the post above. My heart aches thinking what she and her family are about to go through.

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