Sunday, May 15, 2011

Do You Believe In Jinx

For some people when things are going well nothing is to be said about the good conditions or expected good fortune. Mom is one of those people, she says that if something good is to happen don't talk about it or you will jinx it. I'm about to jinx the week ahead.

In one week our oldest daughter will "walk the hill" in Lawrence, KS. A few years ago she graduated  with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Baker University in Baldwin, KS. Since that time she has worked and she went to school in the evenings. Next Sunday she will graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing, majoring in Organizational Leadership and Management from Kansas University. Mom and Dad are proud. She was the first person in our family to ever go to college and graduate. She is the first to get a Masters Degree.

Alex is down to eight days. He will be released a week from Tuesday. We are sad that he can't be a part of this celebration next weekend but we are just as proud of him with his changes. He and his girlfriend have already got a townhouse set up for them to live when he is released. The doctors say the baby is on track and healthy, still due mid August. Alex is nearly unrecognizable from one year ago. His speech has changed, his attitude is bright, his behaviors are of a person dedicated to success and even his physical appearance shows a sign of health.

I just had to share my good feelings about the near future to come. Well I guess the jinx has been activated. It's all my fault.


beachteacher said...

I believe in the opposite of jinx...the law of attraction ! :) So, talk about the positive changes that are happening....get that energy multiplying. Act and think "as if" it will only keep repeating, even stronger. I am SO thrilled to read this post of all of your family's good news ! What an awesome accomplishment that your daughter has achieved, especially while also working, no easy feat ! And as we all well know, WOW for all that Alex has done !!! He gives us all HOPE for the possibility of the same happening for our children. God bless you and ENJOY these wonderful experiences. :)

Barbara said...

Please tell Darlene I knocked on wood the entire time I read your post!!!

But seriously, I am SO VERY HAPPY for your entire family, especially Alex because I've been a witness to the changes in him through your blog. Please let him know there are a lot of people out here on his "team" that believe in him. He gives us hope for our children.

Annette said...

So happy for you all. Lots of success there! Lots to be happy about.

Syd said...

How great to be there for your daughter. And I know that you will be there for Alex too. Congratulations to your daughter on her MS.