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Our Family

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dancing in the rain...

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain!

So, they had this up on the board over at the Rehab Institute. I guess we all need to learn to dance in the rain a little. 
Cory had a hard day. He was completely worn out by the time he was done. He was swallowing much better and was eating ice chips by himself (Linda just had to slow him down!). He did really well on the cognitive work. He immediately recognized various pictures of stuff and easily created block patterns to match what the therapist was making. His vision and depth perception seem to be working well. We went for a walk (Cory was riding in the wheelchair) last night. When we got on the elevator, I asked him to take us to the 2nd floor. He pushed the "2" button. I thought, "Not bad, but there wasn't that many choices...". Then when we went back in, I asked him to take us to the 1st floor. He quickly pushed the "1" button. There is a lot of conscious and purposeful thought going on in there. He still hasn't spoken yet, but will shortly I am sure. 
Someone left a comment about David A. Bednar's talk on the tender mercies of the Lord. In the talk he says, "...as you and I face challenges and tests in our lives, the gift of faith and an appropriate sense of personal confidence that reaches beyond our own capacity are two examples of the tender mercies of the Lord.". Today during speech therapy, Cory looked past the therapist at Linda and signed with his hand a combined "I", "L" and "Y", shorthand for "I Love You". Talk about such a simple symbol, such a beautiful example of a tender mercy resonating so deeply in our hearts. 
Thank you for all of your love, support and prayers. 
Dave and Linda

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