Oh my word, it would take a lot to give a full update on the past few months... and since we all know how well I did keeping up with the 'Summer Adventure Series', we'll just hit a few highlights!
Crayons galore, people. All day. Everyday.
Ansley's therapist brought Zachary some Hulk gloves (and mask & costume!) and we are all about some superhero fun around here!
p.s. Girlfriend packs a mean "Hulk maaash!"
Sibling love (with some splashes of rivalry) as usual...
Ohhh, my not so little man had his last, first day of Pre-K. We made the decision long ago (with the late summer b-day) to wait on Kindergarten. Oh, I am soaking in this last year with him at home!!
And can I just say... Sass-a-frass is in full force around these parts! And we love it!
Thursday is our bi-annual neurology appointment. I'm not nervous, Im not entirely excited... but Im eager. The last time we saw him, he said he didn't believe normal language development would be possible for her. Among other things... The further we walk down this road, the more the Lord build the confidence in us in His Word, His power... His mercy. While her neurologist is the expert, and I don't believe he has been wrong about anything... her Maker has the final word and THAT is why Ansley is where she is. Her doctor knows the brain & certainly knows what Ansley's would have most likely been capable of... if ever. But... it is because of the strength of God's outstretched arm and His lifted hand of mercy towards our cries for her that we walk in that office on Thursday with confident hope.
We will take her beloved magna-doodle & show him how she recognizes (and says) all her letters and numbers. We will show him how she can draw an 'x' and circle. We will take her puzzle to show him how she follows the direction to grab each shape & place it where it belongs. And even if he speaks words over her again that take life away, we know where our Help comes from. We are confident that the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY will continue to deliver her. We know its impossible, but we will continue to believe. He has delivered her thusfar, and I will risk everything to believe in His great, unmeasurable power & mercy to continue to do so! Come, Lord Jesus.
(As you know if you've been following us for awhile, these appointments can sometimes be very difficult to get through emotinally, so we would immensely appreciate your prayers!!)
Matthew 19:26 "Jesus said to them, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."