Saturday, December 29, 2012

Walkin' the Line

Joe has been getting some really great reports from his teacher at school.  She said he is using the walker independently in class. We are all making an effort to encourage Joe to be more independent and mobile.

Its difficult to do so when I am alone with the kids but anytime I have an extra adult with me we are challenging Joe to take steps either with his walker or while holding our hands.
Communication progress seems to be slow.  But we are seeing some improvements here as well.  Joe is using a few signs and also some augmentative communication devices to help him tell us what he needs/wants and we hope to be moving on to more advanced devices in the future.

Recently Joe has demonstrated the ability to climb onto Nate's bed (and subsequently pull the curtains down) and to take his shirt off (in the middle of a restaurant).  Both great skills to have... just ones that need to be used with restraint that Joe does not yet possess.  ;-)

We are proud of the work he is doing and we pray that God will continue to help Joe grow in strength and abilities throughout the coming year.

“Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities,
 And cries it shall be done.” ~ Charles Wesley

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
- Edward Abbey

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