Friday, September 29, 2006
Jonathan's group started with the games stall, followed by bowling and then snack time. This group didn't swim.
One of the fun stuff was portrait sketch by an artist. Each sketch took less than 5 minutes to complete and this is the best gift for Jonathan this Children's Day.
Jonathan enjoyed himself. Tiring but fun day for us.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Jonathan was happy we didn't go school today. He was all smiles. I helped the teacher draw designs on small papers and laminated them so that they can give to the volunteers as thank-you flags. Finished at 6am this morning. That's why couldn't go school.
Children's Day will be at Orchid Country Club. Pray for good weather.
Found out from a friend about a new therapy that will help children to speak words. I'm not sure how this therapy works but it's quite expensive. Don't know what is the success rate but heard it's effective. Must check it out.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Jonathan hasn't been behaving in class lately. But when I think about it, it's actually quite funny.
He's been given a door bell with a button placed on his table top. This is to help him call us whenever he wants anything, asks or answers questions.
Last Thursdday, I had to go for a meeting in school. Jonathan looked for me and started pressing the button from the time I left for meeting right until we were about to go home. This annoyed the teachers and his classmates. Got warning from teacher but he just gave her a cheeky smile. She gave him a warning but he still carried on. Whenever he pressed the button and teacher stood up, he removed his hand from the button. But when she sat down, he would start again. So finally, as a punishment, she disallowed me to be in class and they took care of him while I went to pack the goody bags for children's day.
Jonathan has a funny side of him. He thinks that purposely giving wrong answers to a question in math test is funny. When the teacher corrects him and gets firm with him for doing that, he will just smile at the her.
There's a small gap between the wall and the head of his bed mattress. He loves to roll over there and let his head sink into that gap. Even if I put a pillow there, he will move it away and leave his head and sometimes body into the gap and calls for help when it is difficult to move out.
I continue to believe God for a miracle. My first wish is for him to be able to speak out words. So far...he's able to say "NO". One day, he produced a sound "ILK" when i asked him to say "milk". Praise God for this little improvement.
Friday, September 15, 2006
It is raining....so just as well we didn't go.
Made Jon do his standing exercise today. Preparing him took about 10 minutes. First put on socks, then put on the plastic leg splints, put on shoes, then put on the knee gaiter (that wraps around his legs so he won't buckle or bent). Let him stand while watching wheel of fortune for another 15 minutes, with me holding on to him.
It takes a lot of effort for Jon to just stand without full support. Now, he's lying down on the mat and looks really tired. Me, I'm tired just holding him. Back a little sore. He's alredy 18.9kg and growing. Don't know how it will be when he gets older. I don't really want to think about it.
How long is this going to go on? I'm not sure. The only thing I know is to trust God for his strength. His grace to endure and to move on.
I've started to worship God again after so long. Singing his worship songs helps to relieve stress. Most of the time I'm distracted by so many things that at the end of the day I can't wait for Jon to fall asleep so that I can have time for H and myself...and spend time on my own.
Tomorrow going to the niche for my dad's death anniversary. He's been living in God's great mansion for almost 3 years. I'm sure he's enjoying himself there. I can imagine him playing his gu zheng, chinese drums and worship God with them. Mom and I talked about him last week and I'm sure she misses him alot.
So do I....sometimes I wish I could have spent more time with him to get advice from him. But most of the time, his presence was all that I needed when he was around. He had this awe that just being there with him, you feel secure. Now....I cherish my time with mom, even if just talking on the phone.
Two nights ago, I was singing YOU ARE MY ALL IN ALL.
You are the strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all
When I fall down you pick me up
When I am dry you fill my cup
You are my all in all
I draw strength that God is all present in our lives. He gave us earthly parents to help us in the present being and HE helps us abundantly in the spiritual realm.
I will continue to draw strength from my heavenly Father...Abba...Daddy...
Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble."
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Met her in a online support group for special needs children.
We both have boys. Mine is Jonathan, 9 years old.
She's been a good friend ever since.
Comes to visit me once in a while when she's in Singapore.
Enjoy her company.
I have been wanting to blog for a while but haven't gotten down to it.
Now...I have a chance and will be able to fill my pages with my thoughts about everything.
First time blogging new to me
Write about anything in life I feel
So I hope that this will help
Allow me to vent my feelings and thoughts
Perhaps people will be encouraged by what they read
God is good all the time and all the time, God is good and so much more.