Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tour de Wett

There is a famous bicycle race in France that I was reminded in church on Sunday morning, that is a lot like my life these days. As I've mentioned before, I have 9 kids. Seven of them are adopted, I only say that because last week I got the comprehension testing results on my 17 year old. Ben has always been delayed, from the first day he came to live with us...early testing showed that he was globally delayed, and it didn't take long for the comprehension age and his actual age to start drifting apart. Even when he first started coming to our house to visit his sibs, at age two, we noticed that his behaviour and sounds were exactly like his 11 month old sister. It was like having twins! Well, last week we found out that his comp. level is that of a six year old.....someone said..'well, he can catch up'...they don't understand ...he'll never catch up, this is as good as it gets. On Sunday. my daughter, who is expecting her baby in three weeks was alarmed when the baby , who has been head down for months, decided to change positions and is now head up! Not a good scenario when you want to home birth! Not even born yet and already she's getting stubborn, her uncle says.....just pedaling away......waiting for that rest stop....it's the Amazing Race!
'I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."


Mindy said...

Hi there.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
I was astounded (as the mother of about to be 4 children) that you have nine. And then to come here and see that 7 are adopted- wow! I am just in awe of that! What an amazing ministry and way to show God's love!
Blessings on you and your family!
In HIS love-

Carrie said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's good to meet new blog friends - especially those with similar interests!
I'll be back again!
God bless :)

Ronalee said...

that is a hard "diagnosis" for sure... and I think it is very difficult when people that DON"T get it.. and that think it will get better, or he will get better... BUT God knew what he was doing when he gave you to Ben.... he is lucky to have you!