Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Little by little

I was holding Annie last night after I had put on her pjs--which is her signal to start burrowing into my armpit--and I noticed that her face has lost most of the puffiness associated with steroid use. She looks so much more like her old self now--without the glazed brain-injury look, and without the puffiness. It's another present from Jesus on this long journey of recovery.

She also is consistently using the "ee-ya" word for Olivia now. Yesterday afternoon when Olivia was opening the door after school--and before Annie saw her--she called out, "Ee-ya!" I even have heard "hello" twice. Little by little those words seem to be coming back.

I guess I really need to put another video up.


I will praise you forever for what you have done;
in your name I will hope, for your name is good.
I will praise you in the presence of your saints. Psalm 52:9


Anonymous said...

Sometimes baby steps can take so long, but Jesus will get us where we are going! We are lifting you up often, if only you knew how often you 'lift' us up by being you!

Tanya Witruk

Anonymous said...

A picture is worth a thousand words; or so they say. I am looking very forward to the pix and/or video...but I love your words. Thank you for all of the updates!

Continuing love and prayers,
Terri W

Gretchen said...

I'm so thrilled to hear these things, Jean. Praise God for His faithfulness.

Sue Powell said...

That is super news, Jean! I noticed in the last photos you posted that her face is losing the puffiness and she looks more like "Annie." And wonderful news about the words! She is getting there! And yah I would love new video ha.

Annie Sullivan said...

Thanks guys--I feel your prayers. I'll work on the video: "Bill, can you do a video?"

:) Jean

Sue Powell said...


Susan said...

Jeannie, I'm thrilled to read of Annie's progress! Love ya, Susan

Anonymous said...

yeh, BILL! A video, a video!!

Gretchen said...

Now no slacking, Bill. We need a video. :)