Thursday, September 30, 2010

Exciting News

A couple of exciting things to share. First Sarah is doing great and actually will start preschool on Monday. She will be in a mainstream preschool with the same teacher that Luke had. In my wildest dreams I did not think she would be in preschool this year. However, upon the recommendation of both her doctor and her speech therapist we are starting on Monday. She went and spent about an hour in the class last week and the teacher said she did well. So here we go embarking on a new chapter already.

Secondly, our family has been selected to be the beneficiary of an adoption fundraiser held by Hip Mom Jewelry. We will receive a percentage of the sales from their website for the month of October! It includes all of the products listed under adoption and when checking out you must enter the code HERM1010. These proceeds will go toward some of Sarah's medical expenses. They do have some beautiful handmade jewelry so check out the website I had actually applied for this before we even went to China so it was quite a surprise to get the email from them today saying we would be one of the families featured in October.

Thanks for all of your prayers and support, they are priceless.

I John 3:18 My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Funny Luke

Just had to share the funny thing Luke did today. We went to Target to pick up some headphones for his computer lab. So, like any good mother I bribed Luke and Sarah telling them that if they behaved they could pick something from the $1 aisle when we left. Basically, they behaved, well sorta. We are standing in the $1 aisle (also known as the aisle of junk) and Luke picks up a light saber type toy. He is waving it around like a maniac and no surprise it falls apart. He turns and looks up at me sheepishly and says, "Um, Mom I think this toy is for calm children....and I am not a calm children." He is too much, I can't help but laugh. He is also very right he is not a "calm children".

Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children


Friday, September 17, 2010

Day by Day

Truthfully, the last few weeks we have been making it day by day. Sometimes by the skin of our teeth. School is in full swing and everyone is adjusting fairly well. However, there do not seem to be enough hours in the day to get it all done. I swear I fall into bed and then the alarm is sounding. Sometimes it is hard to stop and appreciate all the blessings surrounding us. With two tween boys in the house sometimes the attitude is so thick it can't be escaped. Luke has decided that he wants to be home schooled, to which I said "No way, I can't do that". His reply, "Well, Sarah can she knows how to write her numbers, she can teach me!" Oh my!

With all of that said Sarah is progressing quickly, beyond any one's wildest expectation. When we went to speech this past Tuesday her therapist was in awe. I think because I do not have any experience with cochlear implants it is hard for me to grasp how well she is doing. The therapist explained to me that Sarah's speech development is beyond some of her patients that have been in therapy for 2 years. She said it is really a miracle. I replied, "I think I will just cry a second if that is okay" she said' "I think I will join you." and she did. What can I say, it is overwhelming. We give glory to God, through him all things are possible. Thank you all for your prayers and support they are priceless.

Matthew 6:19 Do not store up you treasures here on earth, where moths will eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ear Covering!

Just a quick note. Sarah is beginning to recognize where sounds are coming from. For instance I was tapping my foot and she looked down and pointed then hopped up out of her chair and started jumping up and down to replicate the noise. It gave her great joy!

Then on Sunday she really got into the praise music at church. She mimicked playing the, piano, the drums and singing. So cool! After a bit she decided it was enough and actually covered her ears with her hands:) No offense to the band they are great!

Our next appointment to turn up the volume if this Friday! Then speech therapy commences....I predict Sarah will give Luke a run for his money in the jabber jaws department. Thanks for all your prayers and support.

Lamentations 3: 22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.


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