Thursday, January 7, 2010
Controling the channels...
Ben is back to trying to change the channels on me! I had his TV (which swings in front of him) on the other day on some football highlights. I guess that he wanted to change the channel because he started raising his hand to push the button. The buttons are a bit difficult to change so I told him to find the up or down channel button and touch it so that I could push it for him. He pointed to the up arrow and so I started changing the channel. I would get to a show and ask him if he wanted to watch it. Showing 2 fingers (which means no) to several channels I finally got one finger (meaning yes) to stop of course at his all time favorite channel...the Discovery Channel. It happened to be on Man vs Wild his favorite show! It was amazing to see this because it was the first time that Ben had attempted to do this! I am sure one day I will be watching a show (one that I like) one of these days laying next to him that he is going to reach up and change the channel on me and switch it to his favorite one! I am at a place that if he does this I will be completely fine because it means he is using his mind and thinking it out!!
Another thing Ben did on the same day was very special to me and I will ever forget it. I was sitting in his room chatting with a friend and Ben was watching the sports highlights. He would look from me to the TV and back again. Ben continued to put his hand in the air so I went over to hold it and ask what he wanted. He took ahold of my hand, brought it to his lips and kissed it! I was blown away! I did not ask for kisses or anything but he just knew that I might want one and wanted to treat me to a sweet kiss to the hand! I was brought to tears and the love in my heart for Ben swelled even more!
Ben continues to remain strong in all of his therapies. He continues to move slowly but steadly along. He lifted some weights today with OT and followed all of her commands and answered all the yes/no questions correctly. He even got a few noises out of his mouth when Speech was pushing on his stomach. He did this twice which shows us that there is voice in there! PLEASE continue to pray that Jesus brings speech and language to Ben's body! I feel like when we say things are on the tips of our tongues this is how Ben really feels! Speech, words and language are all sitting there and he is just waiting for everything to set in!
Things are still in the works to get Ben and I back to WA. Paperwork and approval are still being worked on as well. When you have to work between the facility he is at, the facility he is going to, military and insurance it takes some time! Please continue to pray for that as well. Also continue to keep my in your prayers in the next few weeks to come. Change is coming and with that I know brings chaos, stress, unorganization and many other things. These next few weeks may be crazy busy but I am trusting Jesus that He will continue to bring peace and lead us in His way!
I look forward to my friend Melody coming from DC this weekend to celebrate our b-days...we try and do something every year together! Also my sister Anne will be coming for a week on Monday!! Many good things to come!!
More good things and healing reports to come!!
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