“You make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.” Psalm 92:4
Brian had an incredible weekend from start to finish. It started with being able to get to school “early” on Friday 5/30 to take his SOL test and then playing well that night in a baseball game with no itchfests.
We woke him up at 7am on Saturday (previously unwise) to get to Williamsburg by 9am to play in a 2-day tournament. His team played a doubleheader and were done with Saturday games by 3:00pm, so we and some friends went to Busch Gardens for a few hours. After a late dinner, we got back to the hotel, and Brian fell asleep around 11:30pm. His scratching was minimal during the games and did not require cold packs or ice cubes.
Miraculously, he slept from 11:30pm to 9am Sunday morning without needing help to manage his scratching! Thank goodness for late games! Warmups for the 12:15pm game started at 11:00am. After winning the first game, we had a surprise birthday party for Brian between the first and second games. Brian turned 11 that day.
This weekend we were blessed with good sleep, minimal scratching, absolutely glorious weather, cool temperatures, perfect timing of the games, lots of shady areas at the ballfields, and great company. In between games, Brian was able to run and laugh and play with his teammates and their siblings. It couldn’t get any better than this.
Well, it did get better: Brian’s team beat three more teams on Sunday and won the Virginia State Championship! Happy Birthday Brian!
“Best birthday weekend in my entire life!”–Brian
For those of you who are undergoing topical steroid withdrawal, you have hope. Stay strong; keep the faith; persevere. Life does get better!
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” Jeremiah 29:11