Wednesday, May 14, 2008

an update... finally!

It's been a while since I've posted an update so I thought I would tell you a few things going on with Isabelle lately...

At school they are constantly looking for ways for Isabelle to communicate and share her choices. They use several things and one way they are giving her a choice is asking her to blink once for yes, and no blink for no. Camilla was with Izzy in pre-k and told her it was time to move to her purple chair. She said Izzy fussed. So she explained it was time to get into the purple chair again and Izzy fussed again. So Camilla looked into her face and said, "would you rather sit in your stroller?" and she said Izzy gave a very exaggerated blink for YES! She is getting pretty good at using this method for letting her views be known.

Yesterday Camilla was with her again in pre-k class. She said that she was in her stroller and she had put Izzy's feet on the foot rests. Izzy usually doesn't like to keep her feet in this position, but Camilla told her to keep her feet there so she does not kick her friends. Camilla said she was very careful to keep her feet in that position. She was at the play doh table and Camilla was talking to someone when she noticed Izzy had reached for a cookie cutter the kids were using to make shapes with the play doh. She was sliding it towards her. A friend helped her cut her play doh and Camilla said she opened her hand to hold it.

She continues to do little things daily that show us and others that she is so aware of her environment and she really wants to participate in things. She has been ringing her bell more and more.

Isabelle is getting so tall and is cutting one of her front teeth (finally). She has been a snaggle tooth girl for a year now.

We're coming up on four years since her accident. It's been a long four years, but we know God has been right here with us every step of the way. He has guided us and strengthened us. He has sent just the right people at just the right time to help and encourage us. I want to thank each person who has continued to keep Isabelle in prayer and has believed in her healing. Walking by faith, not sight is truly easier to place on a pretty plaque than to live, but we continue to believe God's promises over what our physical eyes see or what the world says.

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Joyful Days said...

So glad for the Izzy update! And what great news. That is so awesome she is getting the chance to express her wants & needs. And making efforts like that at the play doh table. Way to go, Izzy!

Continuing to pray.


Jodi said...

What great accomplishiments she is making!! WTG Izzy!!! Many hugs and prayers.

mommy to four j's said...

I just read Izzy story. I am in tears as I am reading this. Gods grace and His mercy are so clear through your blog. What a incredible testimonie. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God completley heal her and restore her. Love, char

Leslie said...

Annie, I am so glad you stumbled on my "blog" and commented, because now I can add little Izzy to my prayers! She is a beauty, and so strong! As I just told someone today, our God is not bound by medical science... my husband and I are praying for full healing for your little Izzy!

IRENE said...

Cheering along and praying for your little treasure. Love and kisses.

Luke's Mom said...

I'm so glad to hear that Izzy is doing so well. Praise God for His sustaining strength,without it I don't know where we'd be. I continue to believe with you that Izzy will be completely healed. You said it sister, faith is so easy to look at and think about but when it comes to living it daily, it becomes a challenge.

Thank you so much for your faithful comments on Luke's blog. It would be so wonderful to meet you some day in person. Be blessed today and know that God is the same yesterday, today and forever, what He did back in the Bible times, He does today. Miracles happen everyday and we will see our miracle, I know this for a fact!

Love in Christ,

Julie aka Gigi... said...

great post, great pictures, still praying and believing
love you

oh amanda said...

I've got tears in my eyes, Annie! I'm so happy to hear Izzy progressing! And I'm always always believing/praying with you!

Anonymous said...

I happened upon your blog while researching neurostorming. The nephew of a friend of mine (at 22 months old) was a victim of a near drowning a week ago.
Thanks to you and Izzy for giving me hope that he will improve.

Anonymous said...

What a great update! I have been following your blog for about a year, and am confident that the Lord will continue to use Izzy in a mighty way! Blessings to all of you...Lynnebee

WheresMyAngels said...

She is so beautiful and how wonderful that she is communicating with the blinking. I used to work with a lady)now an Angel) whom blinked to communicate, most of the time, but she found laughing and yelling to be most effective!! lol She noticed she made her point stronger that way.