I think it must be humorous listening to me while I play with Elijah outside...
Elijah, slow down.
Elijah, watch out!
Look out, Elijah, there are roots in the ground. Don't trip.
Hey, Elijah, look at this...
That's a curb, little man. Step.
The truth is, taking Elijah outside can sometimes be stressful. But, less so than it was last fall. As he continues to learn his way around our yard, I become less stressed. This is the reality of parenting a visually-impaired, fast, cute, curious little boy.
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.