My son is a good looking young man. He gets that from his mother. However, he is going through a little test right now.
As you probably have read, he is a wrestler. Wrestling requires close physical contact. Unfortunately, at the very end of the season, he came in contact with some bad stuff.
First, he picked up scalp ringworm. He was very diligent to apply the medicine and the disease faded away.
Then, while wrestling at Nationals, he picked up a staff infection. He applied the medicine and it seemed to fade away…
but it didn’t. It morphed into another skin condition.
Back to the doctor. After 3-4 weeks, it became obvious that the prescribed medicine was ineffective.
Next, we went to a dermatologist. For the last week, he has been using the new treatment and it looks like it is working but boy does he look bad!
The medicine causes the infected area of the skin to erupt and scab over. The entire front of his neck is infected! He does not look good!
I feel for him. However, I hope that it is bringing home a point that I have tried to impress upon all of my children:
Your value and/or worth is not based on your physical appearance. It is based upon your character; who you are! Your physical appearance could change in a moment.
He has to walk out that value every day in front of all of his peers at high school!