Reformation Day & A Note from the Teacher

Today is Halloween, but it is also Reformation Day. Reformation Day is the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. The debate which followed prompted the start of the Protestant Reformation. I love Reformation Day as it reminds me of God’s sovereign care to preserve the truth of His Word throughout history.

On a much smaller scale, I have been reminded of God’s sovereign care as He continues to work in Anne’s recovery. Recently, Anne started therapy for her left hand . After 4.5 years of NEVER being able to move her left hand, she used her thumb and index finger to pinch a goldfish and bring it to her mouth. If I hadn’t seen it personally, I would never have believed it possible. This is AMAZING.

Also, Anne’s special education teacher recently posted in the comments section, and it was such a glowing report, I wanted to highlight it :)

If I may add to your post. As some of your friends and church members may not realize how far Anne has really come. We had another annual meeting at school for Anne. It’s been almost 4 years since Anne returned to school since the accident. I will NEVER forget when she came into my classroom( along with Mrs. Jackson, Canon and Kate) and Anne asked, “Are you my mother( from the Dr. Seuss book)?” She’s come so far from not throwing things in the classroom to being able to function fairly well as a 3rd grader. She can do quite a bit of academic work, she’s starting to read, can type sentences and paragraphs with assistance and is even learning addition with regrouping, and multiplication as been introduced. She even started using the regular computer with a track ball. We are even discussing more assistive technology as she approaches middle school. Unthinkable 2 years ago when she would just turn the off and on switch on the computer. Also, she uses her walker throughout the school day. Quite an accomplishment from where she was…I firmly believe that Anne would not have come as far as she has without the support of her family and friends.

We are so proud of Anne. Her life is a testimony to God’s goodness and sovereignty!!

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Anne and her big brother, Canon

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Anne standing with her little sister, Kate


Kate and I dressed up for our school’s celebration of Reformation Day

Happy Reformation Day :)

4 thoughts on “Reformation Day & A Note from the Teacher

  1. Sue Jackson says:

    Kat, I love Reformation Day as well. I remember seeing the very door in which Luther hung his 95 thesis.
    I am even more thrilled about Anne. Your sharing brings tears to my eyes and I can’t wait to share it with Papa! To think that God would grant her such mobility is a true miracle after so many years after the accident. To God be the glory.


  2. Mary Ellen says:

    Ditto on the Reformation Day! When I tell our students about it I get so excited. They can’t possibly understand all that it meant for God’s kingdom but maybe some day they will.
    When I saw you walking Anne to the front last Sunday, I was amazed! Praise to our God for whom nothing is impossible.!


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