Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Annie's got a new ride

Thanks to YOU! Thank you, everyone, for your way generous contributions to Annie's trike. Today my brother, Dan, received all the funds needed to order it--and cousin Scott e-mailed Rifton to see if they'd do a custom pink raspberry paint job. So, Bill will post pictures--maybe even a video--after it arrives and she takes it out for a spin. Again--thank you so much for making this happen for her. I know that riding it will strengthen those leg muscles to help her walk soon--and strengthen her smile muscles too!

Meanwhile, Annie started to scoot on her rear yesterday--and I almost missed it, except one minute she was one place and the next she was over there! She also is using her right hand alot more. We put a sock on her left hand to discourage her from using it more than her right hand, and now, lo and behold, she's using her right hand more. She also began intentionally bumping her toy aquarium to make it make noise. I bought the thing at the thrift store right after we first came home from the hospital the first time, and up to this point, all the noise coming from it has been generated by other people. But a couple of days ago, OT Beth put the aquarium right next to Annie's leg, and she got the cause (bump) and effect (noise) of it. Now she looks at it, bumps it, jiggles to the song it makes, and then bumps it again.

Good day. Pray for a good night. She's still doing laps in her bed at 10 PM, and this morning, woke up with the roosters at 5.


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17


Anonymous said...

yes a new trike WOW! thanks Dan!

Anonymous said...

First of all, the roosters are nice at 5 (wish they knew how to make coffee!)...Annie may be making you a morning person, Jean.

So glad for a good day. So many of those lately, it seems. Praise God for the good days, and for the not-so-good days, which He is also managing with grace.

May the trike be pink raspberry.

Maybe Annie's practicing her laps for when the trike arrives - the girl wants to GO!

Go, Annie, GO!!

Blessings and prayers.

And prayers that the roosters (and Annie) sleep in.


Gretchen said...

What a huge PRAISE! xxxoooGJH

Anonymous said...

What a HUGE praise! Ha, I came on to check into how to assist with Annie's trike but see I am too late! God is soooooooooooo good and I am thrilled for you!!! Well I DID start praying immediately when I saw the first post so guess I could EXPECT God to answer so quickly! :)

Sue Powell

Anonymous said...

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

George Matheson, 1882

Aunt Rebecca said...

Well, they sure don't write them like they used to.

Laps in her bed, eh? Sounds like a swimmer to me.

Love Aunt Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Jean, thank you for writing and keeping us up on Miss Annie! Your family is amazing and I know God is going to continue to heal Annie!
Love, Patti

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie, Annie and Company...

A new trike for Annie...now there is something to give thanks for and clelebrate! What great fun she will have on that and of course, if it is pink and raspberry it will ride all that much better!

Just want you to know we think about you all the time and look forward to these updates. It is great to hear what is new in the Sullivan family and be able to bring your needs before the Father!


The Dinneen Family


Anonymous said...

Hooray for the bike...you people sure know alot of good folks, who know a big God!
Sorry I was not more organized to be in the loop to help. I'm sure there will be other needs around the corner.Hope the kids being out of school will be a help to you...I recommend the tent in the backyard for when they are on your last nerve!
We are leaving town, but will call before we go.Miss you!
Love you tons!
Miss Kim and clan