This week as every week, I have much to be thankful for. For me, it's the little things that make a big difference. So, this week I am thankful for...
Kennedy had to go to Louisville to The Commission this week to get her hearing and vision checked. She did not pass her hearing test and they found that she again has lots of fluid in both ears. Because of this, they are recommending another set of tubes for her. Her vision test found that she does not have difficulty with tracking as we thought, but instead she has false strabismus due to having a wide nasal bridge. The doctor is very hopeful that she will not need surgery on her eyes and she doesn't need glasses at this point. So in this I am thankful that she is able to hear and able to see. Even though she has yet to pass a hearing test completely, they do know that she is able to hear something. She responds in the sound booth very well. We are very hopeful that speaking is not far behind for her.
I had a dream the other night that Kennedy just got up and took off walking. It was so real and I barely remember my dreams, but I remember this one so vividly. I can't wait for that day. Kennedy is not yet crawling, but by golly she is getting around! She destroys everything within her reach that is eye level or below. She does that bottom scooting thing that ruins the butts on all of her pants. And, even though I really want her to crawl and then walk in the "typical" way of doing things, I am so happy that she has found her way of getting around. It is so interesting to me what she chooses to do and go after now that she has options. She's hilarious and with that independence is coming a very stubborn little girl! But right now it's all still hilarious to us. She has such a funny personality. So, in this I am thankful (I pray I will not have to eat my words) for my stubborn little princess. That will and determination has paid off for her!
I have such a wonderful natural family and church family. I cannot sing their praises enough. I was very blessed in that area. Their help and understanding with my family has been immeasurable. I hadn't told anyone that I wanted a new stove because my stove is very old and the oven burns everything. But, a couple of weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to buy a stove at a very discounted price. A couple of minutes later, I was told that I could have that stove. I am so thankful for such loving people that God has placed in our lives. God's favor is upon our lives and I thank Him for that. Even during times when I was sure He had forgotten about me.--I wouldn't dare say it, but my heart felt it.--Even in those times, He never left me. I think it's so awesome how He knows what I need. He considers me in all things and gives me what I need. There are times when I don't feel I have anything of myself left to give and He shows me that I do. I'm so grateful for that. I'm grateful that I am blessed to be a blessing to others. And then I remember again that I am nothing without Him. Blessed.