Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Must Be the Addtional Chromosome

Now I know that it is not polite to brag on your own child but I wanted to share with you this accomplishment. Mainly because I am proud of him but also that I didn't really believe it myself. All of our kids have always had good strength from the very beginning. But when John was diagnosed with Ds, I didn't really expect very much from him although I kept working with him like he would accomplish all that my other kids have. I'm not saying that this is a result of the Physical Therapy but I know that it has helped him to be challenged.

We continue to make sure that he gets plenty of floor time on his belly and also a lot of holding/snuggling time. Early on (about the first week), we began by brushing him, rubbing him with different textures and dancing to music. John has responding to this combination of stimulants very well. He stays awake more, he is much more alert and tracks our movements with his eyes.

We thank God for this gift. He has answered our prayers beyond what we expected. It is difficult to say what lies ahead but we are grateful for today. Joy and I heard a good sermon the other day from Adrian Rogers entitled How to Find Peace in the Midst of Your Storm. This message ministered to Joy and I so I wanted to add it here. Just click here and you can listen for free.


Stephanie said...

WOW! He is amazing!

amy flege said...

wow! How awesome!! He is doing great!!

Bethany said...

That is awesome! And don't ever feel like you can't brag about your kids, because you have plenty of brags coming down the road!