Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Since coming home, Josiah has only improved. He's gone from walking and talking to singing and dancing. His swelling is way down. He's still resting and sleeping a tad more than normal, but that's understandable.

Josiah has some ground to make up with his PT and OT, but nothing that he can't do. If you've spent time with him, you'll have noticed that his stuttering is worse than it has been in recent months. Speech is working with him, but he's getting to the point where he gets frustrated and will give up — complaining that he "can't say the word" or that his words "are tangled up." We're doing what we can to encourage him, but it's hard to watch.

All month, we've been humbled by the generosity of others.  Merri's uncle repaired our furnace for free. We opened the front door to find a gift basket this morning. An Internet writer friend of mine mailed us a box full of presents.

Right now, the kids are down for a nap, but this afternoon we start seeing family for Christmas, but we know the circle of people who care for us extends much wider than that. Thank you.


  1. Just watched the e60 video on Josiah. He is a very brave and special. I was touched by the video. It's easy to get caught up in life, the pace of the holidays and sometimes for get what Christmas is about. Josiah made my Christmas.

  2. Praise God. He is such a special little boy and that smile of his is amazing. He makes me smile every time I see him. Mrs. Linda alias Mr. Linda.