Elijah did really well on the stairs today - he's doing much better with stepping down the steps. He also worked on gaining strength in his arms, crawled through a tunnel, and did more practicing drinking from a straw. The think big sign (above) is painted on the wall of the speech therapy room and Elijah likes to look at it - always thinking big that boy of ours. Would you believe me if told you that Elijah fell asleep during speech therapy today? One yawn and he was out. What a funny boy. We're doing well, tired, but well. Almost halfway through week two.
This is a story of overcoming the odds, putting trust in God, and the miracle of prayer. Our son, Elijah, was born in August of 2007. As a result of the oxygen deprivation that occured during his birth he spent his first three (agonizing) weeks in the hospital. When he was seven days old, we were told that Elijah had "severe brain damage" on both sides of his brain. At that moment we entered Elijahland and we've been here ever since. We're learning to live with the diagnoses Elijah has started to accumulate, but mostly we're grateful that God chose us to be his parents. It is truly a privilege to live in Elijahland with our handsome boy. Thanks for visiting.