With the desire to bring closure to things in Indy, Jenny has begun the mass e-mails of things that need to be accomplished before the move. My favorite was her desire to see our water frog (that we are not taking with us) one last time. Appearantly, it was in a place that she could not see it easily. I would have considered not seeing that mutant frog a blessing. Anyhow, I brought it down to the table and I had her eat breakfast with it one day. She also took advantage of our last testimony meeting in our current ward to have me read her testimony over the pulpit. Jenny is a bit nervous about the move- mostly because she will be without her power chair and computer for a few days.
She continues to make micro improvements with her speech. She still makes her best sounds in the morning, so I try to quiz her when she wakes up. She does not seem to know what to say, so I give her things to try. In a few months she will be so good at saying “Mark-is-cool”, and “booger”. Maybe I need to change up what I have her say.
Well, since you have kids, “booger” is probably pretty useful. I mean, you have to be able to say, “pass a Kleenex please, we have a big, bothersome batch of baby booger bulk buildup”.
SPEECH IS VERY, VERY COMPLICATED. IT TAKES SO MANY THINGS TO TALK. DO THEY TRY TO PLACE HEAVY BOOKS ON YOU TUMMY WHEN YOU TALK? (TO HELP FORCE THE AIR)ARE YOU DOING YOUR MOUTH EXERCISES? (NEEDED TO BUILD YOUR MUSCULES IN YOU MOUTH TO FORM THE PROPER MOUTH FORMATION FOR A SOUND)NECK MUSCULES TOO. (YOUR VOICE BOX NEEDS PROPER MOVEMENT TOO)I’M STILL TRYING TO PERFECT MY SPEECH AFTER 8 YEARS. TRYING TO FIND ONE WORD EASY TO SAY AND THEN TRYING TO GET LOUDER WITH THAT WORD HELPED. SOME SOUNDS ARE EASIER TO SAY.
PS YOUR LOOKING GREAT. AND FEELS GOOD TO SCAPEBOOK AGAIN I’M SURE.
Uncle Dee says, “Yep, that’s Mark, alright!” Jenny, you have more than one thing to deal with. 🙂
We love your updates. Keep it up. Love, Uncle Dee and Aunt Lois Ann
Good Luck withthe move. I am very proud of you all for making this move. That is such a big deal.
I know that you will do well. Keep up the GREAT work. The words will come, I know it.
In Love and Faith
Hey Jen, Mark, and crew! I haven’t talked to you in a while but I keep up with your updates. I really missed seeing you guys when you were up here. Life is so busy and crazy right now with caring for Courtney. She is still in the hospital (5months) AAH but will hopefully be released in the next couple weeks. I hope everything is going well for your move. Jenny I would love for you to email me! We can start to chat again. Talk about scrapbooking! I’m working on all 26 years of Courtney. Hopefully it will help her recover some of her memory. I’m about half way done. Tell the kids we said HI. Good luck packing and take a break to go on a date! Love. the Henries
Hi, Jenny. My name is Wanda Bradburn. I am the Education Counselor in Relief Society in your new ward in Austin, Texas. We spoke of you in our presidency meeting today, looking forward to you being part of our Ward and Relief Society. We have a really special ward, Jenny. We welcome you and eagerly await you and your family joining us. Our ward was formed just over one year ago. It has been exciting and inspirational. We have grown in number and in spirit, serving one another. May the Lord bless you and your family in your transition, guiding and directing your path. May we serve you? With Love, Sister Wanda Bradburn