About Me

My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Luke's progress in ASL



Trying to document Luke's progress in ASL. For those of you that are "Sign Language Impaired" and do not understand what he is saying.. what can I say.. Umm Take a sign language class ;p
You go Luke! Sign away boy sign away!!!! 10 months in this country and look at you go! :)
I guess I will be nice and at least tell you that this is Luke describing his day in school in the spring at mainstream school and then now at Delaware school for the Deaf. He is signing so well now! 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i understood everything Luke said and i enjoy watching him tell everything from the bus to the colors to the teachers to the library what a different from the first time i met this boy keep on go you are awesome Luke God is doing amazing things in your life and follow your dreams you make me proud. And i enjoy coming to church not only to hear Gods word but also to see you cuz you put a smile on my face even when im feeling low you help to lift me up thanks Luke

Dawn Baggett said...

I saw this from the yahoo group and I am in tears; Luke is amazing and just proves that kids (even "older") can learn language if given the tools and support & encouragement they need; our little 4yo son has been here about 7 months and is scheduled for ci this month. But it is easy for him to learn sign; we are learning along with him; if we knew more as a family it would be quicker learning for him I am sure.

Aus said...

My skills have slipped so much - I got the gist - but missed a lot of the details...still...

From where he was - parentless and languageless to today - a son and gifted with communication...

Y'all just make my heart sing - OK?

hugs - aus and co.

Sammons said...

My 15 year old daughter who is a first year asl student watched this over and over! She understood everything and was so impressed! I on the other hand did not understand.. But I'm in awe of your awesomeness Luke!!! And my goodness is this boy ever a good looking little guy!!! Precious precious precious!!
Mary

Molly said...

I don't know much ASL (just a couple of Signing Times worth!), but wow, what an expressive kid. He has so much to say and it is awesome that he has the ability to say it after only 10 months home!

Heather said...

Luke, Hello! My name is Maddie Luke. I am 8 yrs old
And my family adopted me when I was 4. I am
also from China. When I came home I did not know ASL. My family know ASL. My family is all hearing. My Mom takes me to meet all her Deaf friends. My email is thelukefam@gmail.com. Do you want to talk on VRS or send videos? We can practice. My VRS come soon (Sorenson). Merry Christmas, Maddie

Rani said...

Hello

I'm spanish girl (my english is bad) and i think that your family is very beautiful. I love deaf community since i stay in a deaf school in Nicaragua 7 years ago. Good luck with Elias, a handsome boy

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Our little boy!
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Curious what he is thinking!

Curious what he is thinking!
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His first reaction after seeing us

His first reaction after seeing us
This is my Forever Family!

Some goodies from the care package

Some goodies from the care package
Some of my new books

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!
My 1st picture of my mommy and daddy! They say I love to look at my pictures again and again!

Studying our faces....

Studying our faces....
Checking out my new family again!

Look at that face!

Look at that face!
Checking out my new books

Aaron's Graduation

Aaron's Graduation
We are so Proud!

Xin Hai's name in Chinese!

福新

Fu XinHai

Xin Hai

Xin Hai
Isnt he the cutest ever?

Aaron's Senior Prom

Aaron's Senior Prom
My handsome Son, Aaron

Aarons prom

Aarons prom
Paige, Aaron and Tommy

My Family

My Family
The Worrell Family

Our Precious one

Our Precious one
Xin Hai in 2008 - so precious! Love that smile!

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