Monday, May 11, 2009
It has been amazing to watch the gears fall into place for Arianna as she has been working on reading. She has known her letters and all letter sounds for almost 2 years. She has also been able to write all of the letters for a long time. She has had troubled blending sounds together. She would say hhhhh aaaaaa ttttttt. She could hear the sounds if I sounded it out but couldn’t if she did. One day a couple of weeks ago, it was so exciting when the gears clicked. She was jumping up and down yelling I can read, I can read! She has been zooming through her reading lessons ever since that day! Sometimes she does 2-3 a day. Her next reward is a scrapbooking trip with Mom (lesson 30). She is on lesson 24. I am so proud of my sweet girl!
My kids have been praying for months that my Daddy would walk by his birthday. He had a stroke last September. We celebrated his 51st birthday on April 19th. Here are the photos…
Daddy walked with this one handed walker all the way across the porch. He has made tremendous progress in the last 2 months. Turns out he was misdiagnosed and he is now 100% cancer free and the abscess near his kidney is almost completely gone. The old oncologist thought this was a cancer mass and told Daddy he only had a short term to live that there was nothing that could be done for the cancer! When he went to a new hospital, he had to get a new oncologist which after many tests figured this out. We about lost Daddy at the end of January due to the abscess. Thank God for the new oncologist and his ordering the tests he did. Once they begin treating the abscess (e-coli and staph infection), within 2-3 days, Daddy had made a miraculous turn around!
I am so proud of my Daddy for his determination and perseverance in the face of many hardships!
This was after he walked. It took a lot of energy for him! He wanted to walk back to the other end of the porch but we encouraged him to sit down and take a break! You can see it in his eyes that it wore him out. Our eyes always give us away!