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Sunday, October 19, 2014

19 years old

While we were up north at the lake Samson had a birthday!
His gifts were given at home early before we left.
He turned 19!
He is getting the wagon to fill it with sticks from the yard.
The fire pit is behind him.

Samson has chores now. He used to help everyone. Now he has his own jobs. Of course he still likes to help! He tilts his head to "see". His visual field is where he tilts his head. That makes things like picking up sticks harder for him.

This year we'll try glasses again. He hates glasses and adjust them constantly. Eventually refusing to wear them. I'm hoping his new prescription works. He's verbal with few words that can help the eye Dr. He likes to sign but forgets, and forgets how to do some. When he remembers he signs so sloppy I get after him. He thinks it's pretty funny!

Although he looks happy on vacation............he isn't really happy to be at the lake. He's glad we are done there. He prefers to be home.
But we will be 8 miles away on 19 acres next year, I hope he likes it.
So far he's refused to get out of the van to explore it.
Hopefully he'll like it next summer.
He has fought depression off and on and we've tried medication. We haven't found a med that helps. But fish oil and coconut oil do.

When we adopted Samson 16 years ago. We drove home from TX with him and then we left home for the lake! He hated going outside at the lake but eventually came out to sit and pout at the picnic table with his back to us. Now on occasion he sits at the picnic table facing us. And he likes being outside when it's warm.
But he tells MA and SP every day that we are going home! And they throw a fit and squabble with him and each other about it. MA says no we are not going home, SP says she doesn't care she's going home, and Samson says we are all going home. We tell him not to say that..........it only lasts maybe 1/2 a day! OY!

Samson had a serious heart condition that required surgery but was not repairable. We worried about how many years we'd have him. We "worried" a lot since our daughter Joy had died. His heart condition actually improved! Now it is back to its original level of concern, but new oral meds can be tried. We no longer "worry" now. God has shown us that enjoying him is much more fun than "worry".

Here is the biggest birthday gift he got! A whole new makeover for his bed and wall! He loves it!
He had a Vikings football theme before. He's very hard on his linens, and of course things just aren't made to last anymore. :o(  This comforter does not like the washing machine.....sigh.

The white spots on the wall are where he picked stickers. He doesn't usually pick stickers, but they were worn and curling and he "fixed" them! I need to touch up with paint! A few years back he had a MN Wild Hockey Team logo on his wall that he bumped into as he "made his bed" or got on and off. Each time he tried to fix it, eventually it fell off! He was actually relieved! LOL!! It was curling on the edges!
Samson is still in Homeschool until he turns 22.

We are so proud of his accomplishments! He is a gift from God!


  1. wow, thanks for this update. You guys are great......i love the stories about your kiddos!

  2. Samson haas the best smile in the world! What a greaat birthday gift too! Samson would make any mommy so proud! Aas aalways love reading about your family

  3. A very Happy Birthday Samson!!! You are growing into a wonderful and handsome young man! What a blessing to your mom and dad! May God be with you now and always.


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