Sunday, September 22, 2013
I Caught Them....
which I think is so cute.
Not much happening here. We still do not know about a possible job move, so for today, we are grateful for the home the the LORD has provided for us. Besides the earlier fire that threatened our area, there has been horrible flooding in our state. It has damaged so many towns. We have been safe, and thankful for this.
We have started school ... first year of home educating TEN children. With out the LORD's help, I have no idea how it is possible.
We have found that Clive has very serious stuttering problems, and I have had to accept that he is really more than 80 percent non-verbal at this time. I guess I wasn't really looking at the whole picture with Clive. Didn't we know, you may be wondering? I kept telling myself that he would learn English, and things would get better; or that we would start school and he would "see" the letters and improve. I just didn't understand that he CAN'T speak. He uses a little sign language, and any other ways he can, to "speak" to us. We just didn't realize how much we "fill in the blank" for him because it is so hard for him to say even a word. Now I am trying to teach him 1st grade with Aiden, and I am finding that I need help to know how to best help him. He is great with paper work - especially math. We will meet with a speech therapist in the next few weeks and pray for guidance. Have any of you helped a child that was non-verbal...any advice?
We arent' adopting right now ... I say that because many have wondered and asked...
And may be that is why I haven't blogged much these days.
We want to, if the LORD wills it, in the future. For now, we are shepherding the precious ones He has given us.