We woke up together at 4 a.m. to have some food before his fast began. This was his idea...a result, I think, of applying his growing math skills (if the sleepy test is at 12, and I have to fast for 8 hours, that means...)
Spinal tap days are always difficult for several reasons. We all dread them. But it's amazing to see him - now for the 14th time - work through his fears and get his game face on and just focus. It's an amazing process to watch. Once he gets to the hospital he's in the zone. He's playing and chatting but clearly very aware of passing time, the comings and goings of doctors, everything. I'm always very proud of the way he handles this. We pray a lot together and I always encourage him to be strong and courageous. In recent weeks, he's been challenging us to be strong and courageous too.