Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Last week Wednesday, Jacob played at the Active Explorers play group at the CNIB (the Canadian Blind Institute.)  Jacob took part last year, and seeing how he enjoyed it, I thought it would be good for him to play again.  They have LOTS of different sensory stations set up.  It's also really neat to talk to other parents.
This picture makes me laugh every time I look at it.  He was totally disgusted!!  If you look closely at his mouth you can see it all curled up :)  One of the therapists said that this was supposed to be play time for Jacob, not for mom!  At that time, it was sheer play time for Mom!!  For the record, I took the wig off as soon as the picture was taken ;)

Jacob also did amazingly in the small ball room.   This was a new sensory experience and he thoroughly enjoyed it.  There was no puckering or disgusted face this time!  He even sat like a big boy!  What a milestone!!
  Jacob has been going through an incredibly fussy period again.  If only we knew what was causing his irritability!!  He's going to start on a new med to see if that helps - only time will tell.  I'm often apprehensive about these changes, but also understand that we have exhausted so many comfort measures with little or no success.  

One day last week I took Jacob on the trampoline to see if he would enjoy the fresh air (we have way tooo many mosquitoes to take him out often.) He LOVED the fresh air, and he loved the gentle bouncing - well, maybe until his brother found out where we were :)  

Caleb wanted to hold Jacob which I never turn down those opportunities (I was much more thrilled for Caleb to hold him, as opposed to him jumping like a wild kangaroo.)  As he was holding Jacob he began to sing 'O be careful little eyes what you see, for the Father up above is looking down in love, O be careful little eyes what you see.'  He sang every verse...O be careful little ears...mouth...hands....feet.  It was beyond precious.  Of all songs to sing to a brother who will never see in clarity, who will never hear properly, who will never speak a word, who's hands will never have purposeful movements and who's feet will never walk.  I soaked in the love!!   My heart was rejoicing, rejoicing in so many ways.  Rejoicing with the blessing that Jacob has a brother that loves him beyond words.  Rejoicing that Jacob is spared from so many sins.  Rejoicing that even though we can't reach his heart, God can reach his heart, also through a song sung from his brother's mouth in true love.

Caleb singing to his brother who was very cooperative!
Enjoying the bouncing

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