New Seasons, Fresh Starts

Our household is a little quieter this week with Wilson gone.  He and Rolf loaded up the truck and headed for Azusa Pacific University early Friday morning.  They participated in a full weekend of activities and seminars for incoming students & their parents.  The rest of us Geylings arrived at APU early on Sunday in time to attend the final assembly, grab some lunch with friends and check out Wilson’s room.  It was definitely hard to say goodbye and leave our big boy behind but I think it’s really important to recognize that this is not only a new season for Wilson but for the rest of our family as well.  The change in dynamics, shift in focus, moving around of furniture…it’s all an adjustment for this mama’s achy heart for sure but I’m also excited to see what this next season will mean for Max and Olivia and Rudy.  I’m praying for fresh vision for all SIX of us as we embrace where we are individually and what lies before us as a family.

The most obvious changes are in Rudy's world...once we got Wilson's stuff all packed up or stored away, he helped me set up Rudy's half of the room!! Rudy LOVES it...so fun!
The most obvious changes are in Rudy’s world…once we got Wilson’s stuff all packed up or stored away, he helped me set up Rudy’s half of the room!! Rudy LOVES it…so fun!
Our last dinner was Wilson's choice...SB local favorite FREEBIRDS!!!!
Our last dinner was Wilson’s choice…SB local favorite FREEBIRDS!!!!
Wilson teaching Rudy how to Face Time.
Wilson teaching Rudy how to Face Time.
“Hi Wilthun!”
Early Morning Departure
Early Morning Departure
Woo Hoo! Go Cougars!!
Woo Hoo! Go Cougars!!
Bros checking out the dorm room!!
Bros checking out the dorm room!!
Icing on top of this amazing cake is the opportunity to reconnect with dear friends from long ago...Watch out APU! The Geylings and the Walkers are in da house!!
The icing on top of this amazing cake is the opportunity to reconnect with dear friends from long ago…Watch out APU! The Geylings and the Walkers are in da house!!
Part of the Walkers and Geylings in 2007! :) Hee Hee
Part of the Walkers and Geylings in 2007! 🙂 Hee Hee
One last big sib squeeze in the van's spacious back seat!
One last big sib squeeze in the van’s spacious back seat!
One last big squeeze of another kind. :)
One last big squeeze of another kind. 🙂

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Bye, Bye Big Guy!
Bye, Bye Big Guy!
Comfort food!
Comfort food!

Medical Update:

In addition to all the activity last week, Rudy had his routine cardiology appt with Dr. Harake.  His echo exam revealed no new changes…for better or worse.  As a result, there is no plan to schedule a heart cath this fall which is nice.  There will be a need to go in and coil some more collateral vessels (blood vessel branches that form to accommodate insufficient circulation) at some point but for now Rudy can enjoy a procedure-free fall.  The big news is that Rudy weighed in at 45 pounds!!!  He has been lingering around 40lbs (give or take a pound) for over two years!  His weight gain and height growth are encouraging and I’m eager to hear what his Gastroenterologist and Endocrinologist have to say about it when we see them later this fall.

Speaking of fall,  I’m definitely ready for fall to arrive as we gear up for another major heat wave here in SB this week!  There are some season changes that can’t come quick enough for me!  Ha Ha

Happy September Everybody!!

8 thoughts on “New Seasons, Fresh Starts

  1. You people must enjoy breaking people down to tears! That photo of Wilson holding up Rudy with Max in the background…. Priceless and tear jerking.😢

  2. How exciting! I have a love hate relationship with saying good-bye to the kids as they grow up and do amazing things. Feel proud and let yourself feel the sad too. You guys are amazing and have wonderful kids.

  3. Ah! That last hug to Rudy was precious….love Rudy’s new room….I recognize a few of those paintings (CC was thrilled!.) Loving you all through prayer!!! Hugs!!!

  4. Okay, why am I crying??!! Great post, sniff, sniff. Wilson is just 35miles from me here in Burbank… God bless you all as you go down another adventurous road with Jesus….
    Prob 3:5-6!

  5. My pride in this sweet family continues to grow as they face changes in the landscape of living and growing. They will conquer !

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