Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Boys of Summer

Summer is here!

June was a CRAZY month for me. I ran my first Education Day for the San Diego Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. I think it was a success, based on the feedback and evaluations I received. It was a lot of work, and I admit that I feel quite exhausted! Jake was a big help to me, though, and even spoke at the event.

The boys have been off school for about a week now, and that is terrific. After last summer's adventures, I really want to spend a lot of time with my boys this summer. Jake entered a robot competition at the Del Mar Fair and earned 3rd prize. He and Luke are playing lots of tennis and doing some fun learning activities with me, as well.

Luke is also spearheading the "Luke Laps" team for the annual Scleroderma Foundation fundraiser, so don't forget to visit his page at Firstgiving. He is 89% to goal, and with just a few short weeks left, he is excited to be a part of this process.

I have been deeply touched by the commitment of my boys to helping me with these projects. They have been amazing. I had been hesitant to include them in much--their lives are already impacted enough by this disease. But, they expressed interest and enthusiasm, and I am very proud of their efforts.