Friday, November 7, 2008

Elijah Happy 5th Birthday!

Elijah is so thrilled it is his 5th birthday! I swear he waits most the year for it!
He is definitely a joy in our family... but oh so stubborn at times! I often think that is what has gotten him by at some moments. He was born in a small tiny town of Alturas, Ca. He was born not breathing. What a scare it gave us... but quickly he was using his lungs quite well. At 18 months he was not walking which was starting to be a question in our minds. But no doctor had mentioned anything wrong. He finally started walking about 21 months old. At 25 months old with other concerns we went and got an MRI done for him. The diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy was given. Not long after that he started wearing leg braces. Shortly there after we realized he desperately needed glasses. No matter what his weakness may be they have never stopped him. He has more strengths than most kids. Even though I do worry about him starting kindergarten next year more so than I did for Jarom. But I know as in everything else Elijah will rise above it all. He is an amzing kid! We love you! Have a Happy Birthday Elijah!

Here are pictures from this past week to the day he was born... 1 per year..







4 comments:

Amber said...

I tell you, he is one of the cutes little boys that I have ever seen. Ever since I met you guys I have thought this. I love to be around him, he just makes life so much fun and he is so excited for things. (I hope he isn't too disappointed that i couldn't afford $250.00 for his birthday present) Happy Birthday Elijah. We'll see you at your birthday party.

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday Elijah! He is seriously one of the sweetest little guys I have ever met...truly special! We enjoyed getting to know him a little better in July!

Rachel said...

I wish I could know your little ones. They seem so sweet. Happy 5th Birthday to Elijah! He's such a doll.

Christina said...

His glasses just suit him, don't they? He's very cute.