This morning he had his surgery right in the Franklin Farm shopping center. I have been bbm-ing him, and even got to talk to him on the phone earlier this afternoon. Besides a few slurred words, he sounded like he was handling it very well. Didn't complain about the pain or anything!
I totally admire Michael for being so strong and composed about this whole situation. It is definitely a roadblock in his high school athletic career, but how he has been handling it is unlike anything I could have ever imagined. He doesn't whine and cry like I did when I injured my back before my senior year on dance team. Michael remains fully confident in the fact that he will return to the football field in the fall as a starting linebacker. With that attitude, how could he go wrong? I know that he will put 110% into his 6 months of physical therapy, and will be back at it in no time.
I never knew I could admire my little Mikey as much as I do tonight. He is teaching me so much about patience, persistence, and positive attitude. And I am sure he has NO idea! I am so proud of you bro, keep your head up and everything will fall right back into place for you. I just know it will.