December 2014 Update

December has bustled by in a blur. Three out of our five family members have extracurricular commitments making a crazy December even crazier. I’m not used to this pace!

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Even with our frenzied pace, Anne has done some amazing stuff this month.

Anne is completing her third month of hand therapy. Anne has regained a slight pincer grasp (a grasp using the thumb and index finger). In order to do it, she has to have intense concentration. I’m always amazed at both the extent of Anne’s brain damage AND the ability to overcome it! If we persevere with hand therapy, she might (after 3-4 years) regain enough functionality in her left hand to use it in her daily living tasks. It will be grueling work for Anne, but long-term, I believe it is important to encourage her independence.


Anne took THREE INDEPENDENT STEPS in Physical Therapy. I don’t have a video of the three independent steps, but you can see how well she is doing in this video:

Anne had LOTS of routine doctor’s appointments… including a trip to the neurologist to discuss medication for ADHD. Anne is doing great in school, but her short attention span limits her academic potential. We’ll begin medication in 2015. We need prayer for discernment as we introduce another medication into Anne’s system.

Anne continues to improve both physically and cognitively so many years after the accident. Her therapists and teachers continue to marvel at her progress. We are grateful this Christmas season for the faithful prayer support we still enjoy from so many of you. God’s goodness shines through Anne. For this, we celebrate and glorify our Savior.

Much love and Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

4 thoughts on “December 2014 Update

  1. Lu Wings says:

    ALWAYS Thrilled to hear your news, see you demonstrate your latest skills and milestones, and hear how your heart is doing.

    Good to hear how Mama’s holding up under the pace and pressure of everything….knowing she’s always relying on Him for her strength and comfort.

    Neat to see you all growing together in various ways, both as a family unit AND as individuals.

    From the day 70 of us gathered around in an emergency prayer meeting to today: WOW.

    Much Love, Warm Support and Prayer-Songs all flowing steadily….

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  2. Carol Inlow says:

    Way to go Anne, keep up the good work. May God Bless your Family. Merry Christmas & have a Happy New Year. May Anne have many more loving accomplishments in 2015.
    Love & prayers to your family from ours!


  3. Erin says:

    Ah, Anne!!!! I am so proud of you! You have been working so hard! We can give God praises for how He continues to heal you and also how He is giving you a heart that loves Him and blesses so many people around you.


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