Isaac turns 11 years old today!
We are overjoyed and filled to the brim with excitement for his birthday this year.
Maybe, technically, last year's birthdate should have been just as wonderful – hitting those double digits for the first time. I guess, however, I was still a little bit wary of what the year would bring forth, and I just didn't have the heart to celebrate very much.
This year, though, has shown us such progress. The seizures have lessened. Some days we don't even see one seizure! Other days, we see one or two staring seizures, but that is all. No grand mals, no rolling seizures that just go on and on, one after the other. It has been miraculous.
With the seizures abating, we are starting to SEE Isaac again. He is communicating. He is interested in life around him. He is looking at us – right at our faces, seeking our eyes when we talk to him. That is SO huge, my friends!!!
We are also beginning to see his personality emerge. Some days, he is grumpy, beligerant, willful and disobedient. Can you bear with me when I say, "I just love it!" The boy that we always believed was shrouded by those seizures is still in there, and apparently is a little ticked that he couldn't get out.
So, now, I guess it's "Look out world, here I come!"
Yep – today Isaac turns 11.
And to that we say…
"Happy Birthday, Isaac!"
I Samuel 1:27-28a
"For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD…"
*to read the story of how Isaac came to be in our family, you can read here, or click the "All About Isaac" tab above.