Last week was a week of awesome developments for Logan. The week started when I received a package in the mail from Betty Crocker. It had several gluten free items for us to try and for me to review on my cooking blog (http://www.lovinggfcf.blogspot.com/) . It had several toys in it like a Frisbee, a set of pick up sticks and a yo- yo. No big deal, right? Well, Logan grabbed the yo-yo and asked Michael how to use it. Michael showed him once then Logan took it and did it himself. You could have picked us up off the floor. The motor planning and the fine motor skills that it involved were out of his reach just a few months ago. I guess that intensive at home ot program is working. Which of course would not have been possible for me to get without the loan from Lend4health (http://www.lend4health.blogspot.com/ ). God used that loan as a catalyst to change Logan’s life. I encourage you to go over and visit the site and pick a child to help today. God will use you in a mighty way.
Still riding high from the yo-yo accomplishment, we went to church yesterday. Truth be told, I was thinking about ditching after Sunday School because I felt terrible. I have an upper respiratory infection that I simply can not get rid of. I woke up late and didn’t get breakfast so I was not a happy girl. BUT, I saw that Pastor Ron was talking about the many names of God which is something that the children and I will be studying in great detail next year for our Bible lessons. So, I trudged up to the sanctuary and find a seat.
I have to tell you this before I get to the good Logan part. I have a difficult time sitting next to Logan and following the sermon. It is not Logan’s fault. He fidgets (like a typical 11 yr old boy) and he tends to hang on me when we stand to sing. I worry (falsely) that we are disrupting the people around us. So, normally I sit by my dad who sits by my mom who Logan sits by. He’s ok with this . Probably because Nana thinks he hung the moon and always has candy for him. Have I mentioned how lost I would be without my parents and how they have always loved Logan immensely, autism and all? For that hour, I get to chillax in the pew and recharge my spiritual batteries. Alas, Nana & Papa were no shows yesterday (tsk, tsk). I made a gut decision to sit in the balcony where there would be less people. That way, I would worry less and be able to pay attention.
Several times while we were singing, Logan hung on me or turned to face me instead of the front. I gently but firmly corrected him. He listened intently as Pastor Ron preached. More intently than he normally listens. Don’t get me wrong, Logan can narrate the sermon back to you when it is over. He just doesn’t normally appear like he is listening. Which just goes to show that a child doesn’t need to be looking at you or even sitting still to listen to you. But that’s another blog post altogether. During the invitation, we stood to sing. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Logan’s lips moving. I turned my head to see what he was doing. All of a sudden., it dawned on me that he was singing the hymn. I about fell off the balcony. Yeah, get a mental image of me falling off the balcony. Done laughing yet? I quickly turned back to the front and continued singing. Logan proceeded to sing an entire stanza. He has never sang along in church. NEVER! See what happens when you miss church, Nana!
There is more but this post is long enough already. You will have to wait for part 2. I’ll leave you with a little teaser. It involves baseball and muscles. God is good all the time!