Saturday, April 9, 2005

There is no place like home! We have had an awesome first full day at home. Jonathan slept very well last night, as did the entire family. One of the kid's special things is to all camp out on mats in Dad and Mom's room on Friday nights. They usually read books and talk before going to sleep. The last time they did this was 4 days before Jonathan went to the hospital. Last night was Friday night and they all slept in our room together for the first time since then. Saturday mornings are sleep in days at the Cooper home and today was no exception. We all slept until 9 am, including Jonathan. We all had breakfast together and then had some friends over for lunch. This afternoon, we went to Toys R Us to spend some of the money Jonathan got while he was in the hospital. We went out to dinner and then came home. Jonathan did great all afternoon. He had his first shower using the shower chair and stood at the sink to brush his teeth for the first time. While we were out this afternoon, we had two people come up to us and tell us they have been praying for us. We are so excited to be able to share with people all that God has done and is doing in our family.
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it is to be at home. I think I cried myself to sleep last night just praising God for bringing us home. Please continue to pray for us as we start out patient therapy. Pray for Jonathan's new therapist. Pray that he will connect with them and be willing to work with them. I don't know if we will be able to be part of his therapy. I hope we can, but that may not be what is best for him. Pray that we will have wisdom and that we will trust God for all the new things that are ahead for us. Pray that Jonathan will have a good attitude and that he will be able to do all that he is asked to do. Continue to pray for our potty training process. It is very slow, but we are making progress a little at a time. I can't wait to share with you all that God has in store for us. We covet your continued prayer support for our family.

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