Summer fun and Summer challenges

This morning marks the first time ever (for our “new Anne”) that she has gotten out of her bed all by herself! She was bored and impatient waiting for me to come up to get her – so she got out of bed, scooted herself over to her bookshelf and started to play. This is what I found when I came upstairs this morning!

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I was THRILLED! This mess represents desire, determination, motor planning, independent thinking, and courage with a bit of mischievousness. These are new qualities that we are seeing in Anne this summer. She seems to be restless – like her brain is craving new challenges and stimuli. This is a good sign of growth and progress – but it is also challenging for the whole family! We feel like we’re cleaning up after Anne ALL. THE. TIME.

Fifteen minutes later, Anne’s room looked like this:

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I’m happy to clean up after Anne if it means she’s making progress… But she does keep us busy!

Next week, Anne begins three weeks of intensive TheraSuit therapy. This could not come at a better time as she is ready to be challenged! If you think of us, please pray for energy for both me and Anne as we tackle the taxing schedule of intensive therapy. Thank you for your support and prayers and for sharing in the joy of Anne’s long-term recovery!

7 thoughts on “Summer fun and Summer challenges

  1. Lu Wings says:

    SO glad to hear TheraSuit Therapy is set up again. HOORAY!

    Lol: I recognized some of those books!
    Hooray for firsts, and Hooray for Moms who recognize the value, the wonder, the gifts tucked within the messes……seeing that what prompts them is a brain fighting to re-find the fullness of itself.

    Lifting you up big time,and Anne and your entire family, as you travel thru these latest trails. May they lead to Holy places.


  2. Teresa Hils says:

    We think of you all the time! Many, many prayers for energy, persistence, and new discoveries during TheraSuit therapy. Our God is amazing which is so clearly witnessed through you and sweet Anne! Love you!


  3. Mary Ellen says:

    Will have to remember your wise words as we keep our little 3 year old granddaughter some this summer. Give thanks for the messes! They are a sign of a healthy (or in Anne’s case a healing) mind! Thank you Lord!


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