Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The day we have been waiting for - Jubal got his legs

At home showing off his new legs...He has always been interested in our feet and toes....I love now he has his own.

Getting fitted just right. They ended up lowering the legs even more than this. We waited while she reduced them to a better height for him . 

A physical therapist came over to teach us how to help him walk in his legs. She and our orthotist were great and very helpful. I love that they are local too- RPI in Martinsburg, WV we recommend.

What a stinker ...but you can tell he really did enjoy the new legs of his and especially those feet and toes.

We stopped by Mary Kate and Keith's house on the way home ( only 9 houses from ours : ) The kids were so happy to see Jubal and his new legs...Lucy and Lucas were precious- giving him hugs.
It was the day we have been waiting for....He has been home just 6 months...What a change. He will be walking on his own soon I am sure of it. Stay tuned for the next post about that.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Today he stood : )

We had Jubal's appointment today and they tried on his first legs...They are not the "real" ones because they are tweaking them. We all decided they need to be shorter for many reasons but one being it is easier for him to fall if they are not as tall. Also he can sit easier and move around with them shorter....Next appointment the "real" ones.

He loved standing and I know he will take off running as soon as they are done. Just thought you all might like to see - My heart overflows today seeing him stand for the first time.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Orphan Sunday - A Story that has been written 31 times so far in our family

Jubal in Ghana - months old

Jubal when I picked him up in May

Jubal - Loved, healthy, happy, content and given opportunities to be all that he can be. 

A story that has been written 31 times in our family so far - Each one was an orphan but no more. Loved and cherished - Miracles happen all the time, watching a child grow, overcome many obstacles and past lives to live healthy, happy and loved. Some continue to struggle thru their past but they are surrounded by a family who loves them and supports them.

So many people to love on them in our family. So many to encourage thru tough times and times of pain and hurt as they work thru the issues in their past...but always loved and always ours. Some have moved out and on to their adult lives, 25 at home for now, and waiting on at least 2 more to join us soon.

Life is crazy, intense and loud most of the time. However, watching the child learn they are loved and valued, seeing them transform into a healthy child and eventually knowing about a God who loves them is the only life I want to live.