Monday, April 20, 2015

In the Life of Mikayla...

It's been a good couple of months for Mikayla - but not without its challenges.  

In the friendship/spiritual front - she's had a blast getting to meet with her closest friends on a Thursday morning Bible Study.  I am so grateful to these girls and the gal in the picture below who's taken on the leadership after befriending them at Cal Young through her Young Life involvement.  HUGE praise that this is all taking place and all these girls are a part of it!

Of course, there's a few littler girls who think she hangs the moon...

Physically, Mikayla was feeling like the cough/cold she was fighting in mid-March was just getting worse.  We had the camp nurse listen to her chest with a stethoscope on the Friday afternoon she was at Harlow, but she heard nothing concerning.  However, even over the weekend, her condition worsened and by that Tuesday, we were at the doctors and confirming that, indeed, she had "Walking Pnuemonia".  Bummer.  It was a very sweet moment though to have Whitley give her an "it will be alright" hug.  Soon after this pic was taken, Steph swung by and picked up Whitley and we proceeded to another medical building for x-rays.  Fortunately, the meds helped and she improved (though, it definitely took a long time and kept her from quite a bit of sports participation). 

Several weeks after that picture, Mikayla was participating in this tournament.   Because of our trip to Disneyworld, this would be the last tourney she would be participating in this year.   She finished strong and the team ended up winning in their bracket play, so that was a bonus on an otherwise long and tiring day. 

(Through the course of the day, she probably had over a dozen different hair-do's as so many people wanted to play with her hair in the downtime.  - Including myself....)

And, finally, on the academic front - she's continued to be a super-achiever, coming up with a 4.0 in this last grading period.   Currently, we're in the midst of state-testing (NOT A FAN!) - so the stress level has accelerated (not to mention having to prepare for missing school), but she's come a long way in figuring out how to manage it without ending up in tears.  She is becoming such an amazing young woman I can count on in all sorts of extraordinary ways - I absolutely love this girl!

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