Thursday, November 12
Please keep my friend Jo Ann in your prayers. She and I have been friends for 35 years. We've shared the best and the worst of times. She has been diagnosed with cancer in her right jaw. She is waiting to see a plastic surgeon in order for a surgery date to be set. The doctor has told her the surgery will be between now and Christmas. He even asked her how she'd feel about spending Christmas in the hospital.
She has a very positive attitude about what's going on in her life. She was a single mother of five children for many years and has faced some gigantic hills...more like mountains. She told the doctor this is just one more hill that she has to climb. I will keep you updated on her progress.
I have some good news to share. Brandon is doing awesome at high school. He is loving it. The first time this kid has ever liked school and it's showing.
In the school he goes to they have a tech class, which consists of six weeks of three classes in each semester. Brandon's first class was horticulture and he did awesome. He got 100% on all his weekly tests and then on the final he missed one question. We figured it would work out to about 99%. Well, today he got his mark and it was 98%. Who knows how the marks are figured. It's beyond me, but that is great. In math, he was second highest in his class. His friend beat him by one mark, one person tied with him and another got one less than him. These four kids were offered to take a college level math course. When Michelle went to school, it was called advanced math. Now it's called something else. Brandon is going to take the advanced math in his second semester. He says the math he's taking now is kind of boring because it's not challenging enough.
I wish him the best of luck on all of his future endeavors. He's doing remarkable at this school.
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