Thursday, September 13, 2007

The news for today

After dinner this evening, Bill and I took Annie for a stroll around Mill Creek Towne Center--the place to watch people who spend too much time on their tans, teeth, and cars, and a cheap date for us.

So, what are the answers to prayer today? Well, she only got up once last night, so I woke up feeling like a human. She is using her legs more--when she was sitting in her chair at school, she was wiggling them around, which is something new. She grabbed her sippy cup with both hands today, and she is learning to scoot down the stairs on her rear. Her aide at school encourages her to taste a cracker at snack time, and so far, she hasn't gagged and thrown up.

I wasn't as lucky this morning as I was getting her ready for school. I brushed her teeth, and then put a new flavor of Chapstick on her lips. Apparently Orange Creme isn't her cup of tea, so we got a second look at her breakfast. Fortunately, I've gotten pretty quick with emesis basins, so we were able to save the outfit I had just put on her. But I didn't freak. God is giving me patience.


The LORD will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8


aunt rebecca said...

I can just see her scootin' down the stairs to find out what's goin' on down there! It's interesting to me that new flavors are repulsive. Hmmmm. Something to stew on. Nice to walk around a place as pretty as MCTC...not as pretty as your back yard, though!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the update, Jean. Praise Jesus for helping you to figure out the puzzles one step at a time. Little steps are still steps.


Anonymous said...

So glad to see the update, Jean! Sounds as if school and Annie are a great match! I'm so blessed to hear of these steps of progress. Glad you are getting "quick on the draw" with that barfie pan thingie." :)

Sue Powell

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the update, Jean. So glad to hear of all the progress being made....although some progress brings difficulties with it...praying God sustains through the difficulties....saw your forecast for the next couple of days....may they be "showers of blessings"!