"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, December 04, 2010

More Than Able

Nathan Springing To Life
This past week found Mr. Mac and myself attending a meeting at Nathan's school with his teacher.  At times I have no idea what he's capable of doing .. because when he gets home from school, it's time for him to unwind .. have some quiet time .. dance .. watch a movie.  He rarely gives me more than a nod when I ask how his day at school went.  OK is his word of choice.  OK can mean he had a good day or a bad day.  OK and NO are sometimes interchangeable with Nathan.  Short answers do not always answer questions.  At one point during the meeting we stepped into the classroom where Nathan was studying.  There he sat with a few other children at a computer desk ... wearing a headset ... and surfing the web.  Now, I had no idea he could 'surf the web' .. but there he sat .. surfing the web.  He is mainstreamed in P.E. and is excelling ... and now sits in a circle for reading .. taking turns .. practicing moving his finger under the line of words the other children are reading.  Last month we ate out at a restaurant that had white butcher paper on the table as a covering .. crayons were provided for amusement .. so I started writing out simple words ... family names .. and Nathan was reading them.  I am witnessing a miracle in my child's progress.  He is developing good coping skills and losing some of the 'fright/flight' antics that once dominated his behavior.  Being in crowds is less frightening .. he's growing up ALL AT ONCE right before my eyes ... Praise The Lord!

13 comments:

Sandy said...

Praise God indeed! Hearing of
Nathan's progress is so very
encouraging. Please pray for the
same for Shaun. To be able to go
out anywhere with him would be
a near miracle.
Hoping your week ahead is restful.

Felisol said...

Praise the Lord, praise the teacher, praise the MacParents and praise Nathan himself.
It takes a strong team to obtain progresses of these dimensions, plus
endless sources of hope and love, great skills and a never give in attitude.

I say a loud hallelujah or all of you, and wipe tears of joy.

FlowerLady said...

That is wonderful news Mrs. Mac. It must be so thrilling for you. May Nathan continue to grow in God's grace and love.

Have a joyous Christmas.

FlowerLady

Maria Stahl said...

Thanks for sharing your miracle with us so we can praise, too! How do you keep from crying all the time?

Sara said...

Hallelujah! How are we so amazed at answered prayer? Laughing for joy!

Trish said...
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Trish said...

'Tis the season! Singing..."joy unspeakable and full of glory and the half has never yet been told!"
Rejoicing with you!

TherExtras said...

I am so happy for you! Barbara

Pat said...

I'm slow getting around to post, but what a blessing to read this one!
The Lords goodness is never failing, I praise Him forever and ever!

Jada's Gigi said...

This is fabulous!! How awesome is our God! was that a certain restaurant I have visited before, perhaps?? :)

Mrs. Mac said...

to Cheryl .. yes xxx Cathy

Terry said...

oh mrs.mac..i just came by to tell you that sandy has one nice snowy day on her latest post and here i am so glad i did..
TWO super posts about the gift!
oh boy how he has been fooling you with those ok's and no's, eh?
he is one smart lovable little gentleman of a kid!
so happy for him and so happy for you, mrs.mac!!...love terry

Amrita said...

Great thing to rejoicein. Nate 's real special.


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