I'll try to give you a quick synopsis of what we've been up to.
In early October we enjoyed a family reunion at Frontier Camp celebrating Jon's grandfather's 90th birthday (and the 40 year reunion of Frontier Camp). Almost all of the family was there and Tanner loved spending time with lots of cousins!
We enjoyed our first weekend of camping in our new (to us) pop-up camper! Tanner absolutely loved it and can't wait to go again.
We enjoyed a trip to Upland, IN to attend our 15 year college reunion/homecoming at Taylor University. We had a great time visiting with friends, enjoying the cool weather, visiting campus (though Tanner wasn't quite as thrilled as we were), and also spending time with family!
My parents came down with the other grandkids & we enjoyed spending part of the weekend together (Tanner was thrilled to spend time with his cousins!)
We were also able to enjoy some fun with great friends in Indianapolis, enjoying lots of coffee, good times, campfires, and fun at a pumpkin patch!The following weekend, we took an unplanned trip to Michigan to celebrate the life of my Grandpa DeKorne. He was 93 years old and a man who loved his Savior! Tanner wanted to stand up at his funeral and say something about grandpa. He stood up and signed "Grandpa is now in Heaven, I will see him again in Heaven. I liked playing with Grandpa. I love you and miss you Grandpa." It was so precious. The picture below is from January, 2009 when we were in Michigan. Just before leaving the funeral, my Grandma Lenger fell and broke her hip, requiring surgery. I was so thankful that I could stay an extra 5 days and spend time helping Grandma in the hospital. She's working hard and improving at a rehab hospital, and we're looking forward to seeing her walking around on her own at Christmas!For Halloween, Tanner wanted to be a soldier, just like Uncle Steele. So, Aunt Nece & Uncle Steele sent Tanner an air force uniform! He was so proud!
This past Friday Tanner went to a high school football game in his A&M Consolidated High School's football jersey from his friend Patrick & took pictures with some of the players. He really enjoyed being on the field before the game started. The second picture is of Coach Walsh, Tanner and Patrick. He was so proud and even was able to run out with the team before the game started!
So, that's the quick version of the last two months!
Tanner is still loving school and doing ok. He's not feeling as well as we'd like him to. He's had a few migraines that now include some visual disturbances (blurred vision). His new medicine seems to be helping the migraines, but, he still has daily, chronic headaches that don't go away & seem to be worse than previously. We've noticed some more balance problems lately as well.
So, we continue praying, worrying, and wishing for something different. Yet, we still know that there's someone greater, Who is all knowing, and all powerful, Who already knows what will happen and gives us His strength to get through each day.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6