Matthew made his first big purchase last week. He has wanted to buy a truck since he turned 18. We encouraged him to keep saving his money and buy something that would last and also still have plenty of savings. (And to be glad that his dad let him drive his truck for two years!) He has been diligent and he found the perfect "red neck" truck! The man that sold it to him was about our age. He smiled as Matthew was counting out his cash and said it reminded him of himself when he bought his first vehicle. Matthew said his leg was shaking as he counted it out. It doesn't take long to appreciate the value of a dollar when you have to shell out that much! :)
Macheus went back for follow up blood work and it came back normal! I knew in my head that he was probably fine, but it still was a little scary. When they did blood work last week when he was so sick they told me his blood platelets were very low. He said it was probably the virus but he wanted to repeat it the next week. That same week a very dear friend of ours son was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. I also heard of a fellow home school mom in our town that was told she may have leukemia. I went home that night and googled blood cancers and had my mind reeling. Google can be a really bad thing sometimes!