Today was exhilarating and heart-wrenching all at the same time…

I had many conversations with Anne – yes, I said CONVERSATIONS!!!!

Me: “Anne, it’s time to get in your chair.”
Anne: “There is no reason for me to get in my chair.”
Me: “Yes there is. You need to go to your physical therapy session. You need to work really hard and do your best. Ok?”
Anne: “Ok, mama.”

Me: “I know it’s frustrating when you can’t stop your hand, Anne. It’s ok.”
Anne: “IT’S NOT OKAY!!!!!!”
Me: “God has a good plan for you, Anne, and He is helping you to get better.”
Anne: “I AM NOT BETTER!!!!”

Anne: “Mama?”
Me: “Yes, Anne?”
Anne: “Do you really love me?”
Me: “Oh yes Anne. Now more than ever.”

It was an amazing day. But my heart breaks for Anne to see her struggle with her mind and body. Please pray against discouragement and frustration. Pray that Jesus will be close to Anne.

Her largest struggles right now involve control. She can initiate an action with her hand, like scratching her nose, but then she can’t stop it. This is extremely frustrating for her. When’s she frustrated, it’s hard for her to control her words, so she still cries alot.

Sweet Anne has come so far – we are just praying she makes it through these next hurdles. Thank you for praying with us.

On the way home tonight, Canon said, “Mommy, this was the best day of my life!” Amen to that :-)

More grateful than words can express…. -kathryn

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