It is always a joy to celebrate another birthday! Each year and each day with John is a gift. Every day is a day we were told he wasn’t going to have. But these days are here, and we strive to cherish each one!
In between these birthday pictures (from January 21st), I thought I would share some accomplishments that John has achieved in the past year. We are so proud of him; he works so hard!
In the past year, John can bear more weight on his legs when we hold him under his arms and let his feet touch the ground.
John learned how to ride a pony in the past year!!
He also achieved over ten consecutive reciprocal kicks in the pool many times during swim therapy!
In the above picture, John is pulling out the tissue paper from his gift all by himself (with a friend and brother in the background)!
In the past year, he has certainly begun using his hands more... bringing them to midline, using them together, and alternating which one he uses.
While sitting in his high chair, John is now able to hold a car and "vroom" it back and forth on his tray.
At the conclusion of John's 4th birthday, he intentionally waved to my friend on FaceTime when she was saying goodbye to him! Wow!!
And overall, John continues to win the hearts of all his new friends and therapists in his new city!
What a joy this child is; we are so grateful we get to share him with you! And of course, precious little brother Daniel too! Thank you for continuing to lift up our family in prayer and for praying for God's timing as He continues His healing work in John's life.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time."