"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Friday, December 27, 2013

Corban continues to amaze us!!!

I've been horrible at keeping up with this blog.  I really wanted to document the developmental progress of the boys, especially Corban as he continues to make huge strides but I'm not doing so well at it.  With that aside, in the past week he has surprised us and I don't want to miss out on making these notes so here is a quick note of progress:

In the past week, Corban has begun to tell us when he is done going #2 and needs help (prior to this he would just sit in the bathroom till someone noticed he had been in there for a long period).

Without prompting, he has been singing the lyrics to his Sunday School Christmas program song, which he didn't even sing at the program two weeks ago, he just danced on stage.  I have also noticed that sometime he will start singing a song because of a related word, such as, a week go, while putting his socks on, he started saying "I got my socks on, I got my socks on" which is portion of a silly song our older kids have been singing, over the last month.

Then today, for the first time, he sat down on a stool at the kitchen island and told me he was hungry!!!!!

As we opened presents Christmas morning, we all mentioned how different he is this year.  Last year, he threw huge fits each time it was his turn to open presents.  He had no interest in following along in the "fun" of opening presents, he just didn't get it.  This year, other than his stubborn side showing a few times, he took his turn and understood the concept!!!

He has come so far in the past year.  There was a time during the first 18 months that I wasn't sure he'd ever even get to where he is today!  I really believe that the Medability, multi-sensory therapy, program that we have been doing with him for the past year has made a huge impact on his progress!      

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and pray you all have a New Year filled with much Joy!

Pictures of our Journey to bring Tegan and Corban home!