Thursday, February 24, 2005

Why I've Been Silent

Sorry, folks. I haven't posted in a bit. I've been in Arizona with my family. My wife had come down here three weeks ago so that she and our son, Jacob, could participate in a session of Conductive Education (a new and intensive physical therapy sort of program).

Over the course of the last few days, I've had the marvelous and difficult experience of helping him through his classes. It's truly been one of the challenges of my life. He works and tries so hard to get so little "accomplished".

It's both inspiring and disheartening at the same time.

For him, the slightest ordinary thing that we all do every day is an almost insurmountable struggle. Standing up from a sitting position. Rolling over. Crawling. He's been working to take steps, but he has a hard time even supporting his weight on a consistent basis.

But in spite of the fact that it takes him so much work to move so little, he seems to keep on smiling. I think that's one of the most beautiful parts of it for me (and the most challenging, because it also reminds me of how much I complain).


Thanks for being patient, and I'll be back on track with some stuff when I get back on Monday...

Mark Hansen

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like Jacob is a wonderful little boy. It also sounds like he has very good parents.



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