2009 Happy New Year

Well hello to all of you! We hope everyone is having a great start to a new year! So far so good around here! We have just been keeping busy. Shane has been busy at work, Jocelyn had to get back into the routine of therapy. She was able to get a little break over the holidays. Along with therapy she was fitted for new AFO’s for her feet. We also had a visit from Karen our assisted technology person. That is always a great visit. She always has such great ideas. We are working with the computer as Jocelyn enjoys here computer games. She does pretty well with the switch. We have learned how to use the switch along with other activities such as reading and are learning how to use it for conversation too. As you can probably tell she is still not talking. She will make sounds but mostly with her mouth closed. She does try to “sing” to some of her favorite shows.(Absolutely adorable) We say she grunts and hums I guess. But she still isn’t even 2 yet. We are exploring ideas for ways to communicate. Not that we are giving up her ability to speak but we want to make sure she doesn’t get frustrated as she will want to tell us something and can’t. We are going to try some of the symbols from boardmaker to see how she does with that. But most of the communication boards are difficult for her to activate due the the amount of pressure needed when you push the buttons. Also we are looking at some eye gazing activities to see how she does with that. We will see how it goes. As for me……. I am good! I have to say I/we are often overwhelmed by the amazing generosity, love, and thoughtfulness of so many of our family,friends, and even people we barely or may not have even met. It is amazing. I don’t even know where to begin or how I/we could even express how thankful we are to have so many wonderful people in our lives. We just pray that each and everyone of you will be blessed just as we have. We pray that one day we will have the opportunity to touch others lives like you have ours. We would would jump at the chance to help someone to feel as you have made us feel.I don’t know that there are words to express how much it means to us. Love to you all!!!!! Thank you!

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