Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Graduation and Wedding

Once again, it's been a while since I've updated David's blog. Since the last post, we've had several major events happen.


After nearly 18 years in school, David graduated at the ripe old age of 21! He started  in Special Education Pre-School in the Public School system when he was only 3 years old. That was quite a heart-wrenching decision for us since, at the time, we were staunch home schoolers. In fact, when it was first recommended to us we put it on the backburner because we thought, "There's no way we are sending this child to the public school when his older siblings are home schooled." But shortly after the recommendation, a young missionary from our tiny home church  brought his fiance to Memphis who "happened" to be a sp. ed. pre-school teacher in the public school in California! She came to our home and spent a little time with David. Then in her sweet and diplomatic way she asked us why we wouldn't let David go to school. She reminded us that God could use those teachers to help him since they were trained to help children like David. That's all we needed to hear. Shortly after that visit I went and observed the classroom. The next week we enrolled him and never looked back. Being the social butterfly that he is, I think for the most part, he enjoyed his years in school and has become quite the scholar.

Here are a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure. David is in line to get his diploma, wearing the biggest grin ever!

David and Mr. Braslow.

David posing with his good friend Margaret who graduated last year.

Hannah's Wedding!

This summer also brought another exciting event! Hannah's wedding! On May 17th Hannah married a wonderful young man, Caleb Beasley. Here are a few pictures from the wedding.

That's all for now. I'll write another update soon! Thank you for following!

Friday, April 8, 2011

David's 21st Birthday!

Today is a big day! David turns 21 years old today! It's hard to believe! I don't think he has stopped grinning since he got up this morning. This week he did the finger count-down with the bus drivers every day. I think they all got a kick out of how excited he was.

        The festivities started yesterday when the bus driver gave him an early present - a T-shirt (she knew how much he LOVES new T-shirts) and a Happy Birthday pin. He is wearing both in the picture. Then this morning I put him on the bus wearing a huge cloth birthday hat with candles on top. He was decked out! From what I can tell, school was all about David today. I sent him with a ton of cupcakes. He came home with a huge balloon tied to his wheelchair that one of his classmates had given him and the hat still on his head.

When he got home, I showed him a fun e-card his Granddad and Aunt Wanda sent him. He really got a kick out of that!

       He doesn't ask for much for his birthday. Usually his list includes the latest Pokemon or Mario game for his DS hand held game system. As you can see, he was pretty thrilled. Next week we will have a  party with a few of his friends.

I know it's been a while since I updated David's blog. There really hasn't been much to report since there hasn't really been any positive changes from the DBS surgery. Today's post is all about David's birthday. Soon I'll write and give an update about the most recent happenings concerning David.
Thank you to all who sent David birthday messages on my Facebook page. He loved it!

 I created a photo album of the last 8 - 10 years of David on my Facebook page. Feel free to go over there and see them if you want. Just click on Facebook to get there.

Thanks again for following David's journey!
The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you!