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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Amazing Jacob camping!

Two years ago Jacob could not move his legs.
He was 9 months post op experimental brain surgery.
The top half of his body was much larger and stronger than his legs.
We stood behind him and moved his legs for him as he stood to teach him to "walk".
Eventually he moved his own legs. Now we hold his arms and he moves his own legs!
He soon stood up on furniture , and took baby steps walking along the furniture.
In these 3 pictures he is getting up to stand all on his own!
He is not hanging on to anything!!
Now his legs are strong!

Two years ago his legs were so thin and his left leg shook. The muscles were so weak.
We can't believe it!
Getting up like this is his idea!!

                                                                   What an amazing boy!!!

Jacob doesn't like to go outside.
He's very much a loner and likes to keep to himself.
If you invade his space he will inch his feet towards you to push you away.
But we are drawn to him. We LOVE him!
He is our precious son, so we "walk" him outside with us.
Here we just helped him climb into the wagon.

                                                      He's thinking about where he is. :o)
He doesn't try to communicate. He talks to himself a lot. Attention makes him uncomfortable.

                                                    He's thinking he likes the wagon!

                                           But he doesn't want anymore pictures!! LOL!!
                                                    Hats are worn to keep flies away.

                                     He wants big brother to hurry up and pull the wagon!

Sometimes he blesses us with a goofy smile! :o)
He also has a beautiful smile when he's caught off guard.
The goofy smile means "I love you, but I'm busy!"

                                                        This hat fits a little better.
                                                      He doesn't really like hats.

Kitty thought maybe he'd like the stroller, but he's too big. It did support him well enough to catch the ball. In the wagon he can't support a catch while sitting.

He's still not sure if he likes balls this size. He has a great arm and would prefer a smaller ball to throw far and hard! We have some balls that are soft so he can't break anything!

All of our clothes are "camping" clothes :o) We wear them in the dirt and the water. We don't worry about keeping them nice while they explore the woods. We wash them every 3 days. Sometimes they don't match very well! LOL!! But there's no one here but us! We don't care how we look! We're too busy having fun!

We Thank God for Jakie!


  1. I could get lost in his deep chocolate brown eyes! And how mature he is looking. His face looks so grown up in these pictures. What a precious soul. I am always amazed at how quickly the children you bring home progress into doing great things. Like his being able to stand. God is amazing and you and Tom are willing. Who could ask for anything more. Front seats to daily miracles. I love it! Blessings!

  2. It's wonderful to hear of the progress that Jacob and Mercy are making! :-)
    Barb M.


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