Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pictures of the Day 10/4/12

After more than a year and a half of battling to overcome the dystonia that grips your muscles and often binds your fingers into clenched fists, once again you are able to hold a marker and make your mark on a white board. The months Tami has spent teaching you to sign and Austin's relentless determination to help you master "The Secret Handshake" surely have helped you begin to regain some control of your hands & fingers. Last night you & I reviewed shapes & you doggedly struggled to trace them again & again until we were both thrilled with your work. Still you signed for more practice so together we wrote your nick name until with a little help you did it yourself! Your expression in this photo speaks to my Mother's heart of both the frustration and the pride that you must feel when you look at your work. But this is just the beginning, Forrest. There's no stopping you now. At last, you are on your way. Love, Mum

10 comments:

  1. WOW!!! That is so awesome!! Yay Forrest and Team 44! Yippie!!

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  2. Good job, Forrest. We relish every step of progress with you. Remember that, in order to achieve high goals, you must have the strong solid base on which you are working now. We're proud of your perseverance.! Way to go!
    Love,
    Diane & Jay

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  3. John and Julie ColesOctober 5, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Great work, Forrest!!

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  4. Awesome Forrest!
    Love,
    The Selfes

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  5. That is so wonderful!!!!!!! you are awesome. keep up the great work Forrest!

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  6. So exciting! Keep up the good work.

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  7. love the smiles in that first picture...and love hearing of all the great strides! way to go forrest!

    ~troy, jessica, and camden lauterbach

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  8. HOW WONDERFUL FORREST. SEEING YOU ALL LAUGH AND SMILE SO MUCH MAKES MY HEART VERY HAPPY. I KNOW YOU WILL KEEP ON KEEPING ON. WONDERFUL TO SEE. LOVE YOU ALL - GRANDMOM

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  9. You are working so hard and we are so proud of you and your progress! Caroline is ready to play cards anytime!

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  10. Loving those OT skills 44!! Keep up the good work- you're a superstar and as always I'm so proud!!

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