It has been so busy since my last blog. Keeping up with 2 immobile boys and having to attend to Josh as though we had a baby once again can become wearisome. But alas God gives us the strength we need in spite of ourselves. For this I can not express enough thanks; I just keep swinging...
Today October 17, 2011 marks a big day on many accounts. First we have finished our unit on our senses; ending with a trip to the Blind Institute. The children had fun meeting a blind woman and taken on a tour of the facility, meeting several blind friends and watching them making baskets. They will try making baskets soon in our next unit.
Today also marks great excitement for Josh as he got his casts off after 6 weeks of not being able to be mobile. He is excited to be able to take a REAL BATH. Six weeks is a long time to only get a sponge bath and his legs are VERY ITCHY—or so he says. He will be using his walker for a few weeks as he regains strength in his legs.
Please continue to pray as there is some set-back as he adjusts to new weakness of limbs, He is fearful to put any weight on or to bend his legs. He is very hesitant, but we encourage him as much as we can. I have taken to use some extra tough love and push him when he would rather give up—not his usual stance. Don’t get me wrong I understand the pain, I just know that he needs to move or he will not be able to walk and all the we have done that last 6 weeks will have been for not.
Finally, today marks the beginning of a new unit as we embark on the great Frontier; and learn about many great explorers and those that helped them map out the United States we know now. Then we will discuss how using their senses and being attentive helped them to survive. Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Pocahontas & John Smith, Jedediah Smith and Kit Carson to name a few; who knows maybe they will dress as Davey Crockett or Sacagawea for Harvest night….