Sunday, February 11, 2018
Isaiah's next new suit is bigger, so next year they won't be able to do this.
When Isaiah was a baby he spent a lot of time with his brother Gabriel who is the same age as Samson. Gabriel does not have a disability. Gabriel left home at 18 and never looked back. We miss him dearly. He broke Samson's heart, and Isaiah was quite hurt.
Isaiah was the reason we adopted the younger six. He was 5 and he did not want to be the youngest!(the baby!) He didn't care if his younger sibling/s were boys or girls! :o) Those younger brothers and sister have taught Isaiah also. They have taught us all!
The four Teens took him on their own.
Jacob and Noah have PT only 1x a week from November to May now! Soon they will graduate! Jacob walks circles around everyone. Three of the boys (Noah, Jacob, and Julius) have huge clunky AFOs. And Noah is still fighting Scoliosis with his big clunky cast he has to wear.
Everyone seems to have grown so much since we got home in October!
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The weather didn't cooperate much. It's much colder than normal and we have had snow.
It wasn't until Halloween we found any time to dress up our pumpkins! The teens handed out a bit of candy at the door till 8 p.m. The new thing is "trunk or treat". At the Church about 6 blocks away cars parked, handed out candy from their trunks to kids. The Church let them plug in lights and decorations. We don't go out ourselves. The oldest teens ate a bag of candy each. Good thing they were small sized pieces. :o)
The boys don't like candy. Samson and SP requested pumpkin pizzas from the local Take and bake.
L to R back- Samson, Julius, Pauly, Noah
L to R front Jacob, Moses
Moses, bless his heart did get a kick out of my joy!
They are so CUTE!!
Tonight it is about 6 degrees out. A bit of snow here. There is a lot of snow up north in our woods, so our trips to go back end early this year.
But we are warm and happy and so blessed!
God is so good to us! No colds or virus' yet this year for any of us! Praise God!
We realized that from the Senior Citizen program Mary Anne attended she brought home constant virus', colds and flu. SP attends a program for ages 18 plus. So the illnesses run through quicker rather than linger and hang on. How bittersweet it is to miss Mary Anne so much and yet be so thankful not to be ill from what she brought home. We couldn't ask her to quit going because it was her life. What joy that she went every day she could up until she died! Thank You God!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Noah has the sweetest soul. He always listens to me when I talk to him. He always wants to hear what I have to say. He tries to love everyone. (warning may be TMI) But his body betrays him when he messes his diaper before his PT visits. LOL! Poor guy he hates driving to PT and prefers his therapist doing in home PT. Tom discreetly cleans him up in the van. And then he greets his therapist with a big hug.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Isaiah put the small tent inside the bigger screen tent. :o) He was thinking that if it rains this would do the trick! LOL! I'm afraid if it rained they would still get quite wet. Especially since the wet ground pools the water until it can soak in!
The 4 oldest teens said they'd ALL 4 sleep in the tent together! It wasn't realistic!
I suggested Isaiah ask Samson to camp out with him first and then the 3 Teen girls could camp together the next night.
Samson is showing the tent here. The night he slept in it they had on sweat shirts!
I said "See he's happy, he's smiling!" And Samson replied- "Yeah! I'm smiling!" He's such a goof!
I always cherish that he calls me Mom because the first few years (we adopted him at 3) he called every woman BUT me, Mom! Women strangers looked at us like "Why is he calling me Mom?" every teacher was Mom! Embarrassing!
Tonight I was out painting our Lodge/garage siding and I could hear the guys doing something in the garage. I asked what was up and Isaiah told me he was having Samson help him. Isaiah wanted to cut up some wood from a project I asked him to do. The wood really didn't need cutting, but after I saw these two guys prepared for woodwork how could I say no?
Samson doesn't ever take for granted that he's asked to hang out and help. He was hurt when his "same age" brother (Gabriel) left home and never came to see him again. He felt like he'd lost half of himself.
I'm happy to say that now Samson has an even better, happier, more fulfilling relationship with his "big" little brother Isaiah.
God has answered Samson's AND my prayers! Praise God!