Wednesday, August 5, 2015
I am very thankful for Shades Mountain as this church has "buddies" who stay with special needs children so their parents can attend church. What a blessing this is because other wise, Ben or Katy would be staying with him at Sunday School. With more children being diagnosed with Autism, this is a real need for parents. My church, First Bible of Decatur, also has buddies! The mom of autistic twins at our church started this ministry. It is a ministry that is not heard of very much but it is oh so important. I am very thankful for Baylor's buddies.
Many of you pray for Baylor and you prayed specifically for us as we had the kiddos for the whole weekend. Well I have to share a break through that we had over that weekend. Baylor refused to drink out of anything but a bottle. Katy had spoken with his Occupational Therapist about this problem. Her suggestion was that he would need a specific therapy plan that would probably cost Ben and Katy $100 . Not all therapies are covered by health insurance.
Well on Friday we went to the park to play and I forgot the bottle. I had some little dixie cups and some water so Marvin gave him a small cup with water. That child was so thirsty that he drank it right down and wanted more. We all clapped and cheered for him. Well once we got home, I continued to give him drinks in a sippy cup and he drank from it all weekend long. Katy reports that now he is drinking from a regular glass!! This might seem small to some of you but it is cause for great rejoicing among the Grimms.
So thank you all for praying for our special boy...prayer does change things!!
Amelia is off today with her children so I have a day to do some errands. And I am actually making a casserole for dinner! Marvin will be so surprised. Ya'll have a blessed day!