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

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sandbox 101

Growing up .. Nathan never really learned how to play in the sandbox and share or interact with other children.  He often kept to himself and played alone .. or parallel played, along side, without much interaction.  Something is changing .. he's now interacting with his new 'best' friend .. his little nephew, Jacob.

They are always competing now .. talking up a storm .. communicating with incomplete sentences or using the IPad app (Proloquo2Go) .. to speak .. remember manners .. share .. be kind.

Nathan's therapist has been encouraging their developing friendship by including Jacob in at least one weekly therapy session. 

It's great to see their relationship develop into a friendship; one that will carry them into adulthood .. one day Jacob may even be his big uncles protector.


Felisol said...

I thank God for Nathan and for his friendship with Jacob.
(And for the team working to develop this further).

The pictures of the two lads building a gingerbread house are priceless.

I'm just so happy for all of you, and for knowing such great people.

Sandy said...

Very sweet. I'm so happy for
Nathan's great strides. He's
coming right along, isn't he?
Jacob is a little blessing.

Pat said...

I love, love, love this post. I can see Gods hand all over Nathan and Jacob! Why do we doubt and worry...God is in control, and what a blessing it is that you've shared it with us!

Constance said...

I love this! God will bless Jacob tremendously through this relationship with his Uncle. It's obviously already blessing Nathan! We have no idea of how God will use their relationship in the future but I see wonderful things ahead!
Love, Connie

susanwalkergirl said...

That must do your heart good to see Nathan forming a friendship with his nephew Jacob.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Blessings in Christ...Susan

Amrita said...

Good to see Nate an d his friend, my my he look s proud of his handiwork