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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

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To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

One small miracle at a time

Me: "Nolen, do you want a strawberry?"
Nolen: "YES!"
Usually, when I ask Nolen a question it is complete silence followed by a blank stare.  I have grown accustomed to this reaction.  Last night, I asked a simple question that I was not expecting to receive a response to.  Then he said, "YES!"  He said, yes!  He said, YES!  I am so happy.  So extremely happy.  ABA therapy is working miracles.  My relentless question asking is finally paying off.  I try to treat Nolen like an average kid, so I ask him things and tell him to do things that I know he can't or won't do.  He finally said yes!  This is me with tears of true joy!
Also, last night I knew that Nolen needed to poop.  (TMI, I know).  So I took off his diaper and put him on the potty.  He didn't poop.  So he climbed down and went back to playing.  Suddenly, he ran in and asked for a diaper.  I said, "Do you need to poop?"  No answer.  I ran him to the potty.  He climbed on and pooped!!!  WHAT?  Two miracles in a row! 
First, the power of prayer is amazing.  I have prayed and prayed for my sweet Nolen to come back to me.  It is a painstakingly slow process.  I am on the Lord's time.  Not mine.  I know the miracles I see are because of my constant prayer.  I love my sweet little Nolen.  Here's to future miracles and finding happiness in the moment. 
Oh, AND I feel like I can officially say: Nolen is sleeping through the night!


Rachel said...

Jewls, I never comment on here, but I read often and I want you to know how much I think about you and pray for you. I am so happy you are seeing progress and miracles and I am so impressed by your patience and love for Nolen and Edward. You are a wonderful mother and an example to me.

Kayla said...

Amazing news Julie! The work you are doing sounds so difficult. I am so happy you are seeing results.

Heidi said...

Amazing, Jules!!! I am so beyond excited for you!!! Yay, little Nolen! Keep up the great work, little buddy! :)