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.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

School has started for Luke

Well I am QUITE late on Luke's back to school update! Whew! Sorry for the delay! Luke went back to school in the end of August and the rest of us went back after Labor Day! Luke is back and in school and back to his old yipper skipper Life is perfect attitude! That boy LOVES LOVES LOVES structure!  He LOVES school and LOVES learning!!! He did very well this summer without his beloved strict structure like school time. Last summer we hit some tough times without school daily for Luke. He still wasnt as happy as he is during the school year but the change between last summer and this summer was beyond impressive!

                            This pic is from when we first met Luke in January 2011    
This pic was in March 2011 when Luke went to a mainstream deaf ed program 3 months (his first time in school ever in his 10 1/2 year old life!

                                     This was Luke's first day of school last year!
                          This is Luke's first day of school this year 2012-2013 school year...
                                                               What a difference!

Just to show you how much Luke has changed since he was home we have made progress in ASL videos and they are pretty interesting to see the shift and change in Luke and his signing. He still has away to go as starting out your first language at 10 1/2 is tough but he is beyond amazing!!!! He still doesnt sign the way he always does at home the minute the video is on he tries so hard to sign "perfect" that is gets slower and has more processing time. He is impressing us daily!!!

This video was done in the end of February Luke had been here about a month or less 2/2011


This video was done in April of 2011


This was Nov 11th 2011 after Luke started at the school for the Deaf. 


This is March 2012 Luke was reviewing some old vocabulary


This video was done just this week Sept 12, 2012 What a difference in his face.. his signing everything. Luke was asked to describe part of his day to his mom for his journal homework


For social skills class Luke had to describe his perfect day! (it would be mine too :)

As you can see Luke has grown in Leaps and bounds, he continues to amaze us daily! He is a boy that has amazed us all and has a heart so big it seems impossible! God has great plans for this boy!!!! 

5 comments:

Sammy said...

That is wonderful!!

Charmon Allen said...

awesome! love how the expressions on his face have changed. I took beginner sign years ago and that was the most important thing they taught us was to show facial expressions because that shows your emotion. I picked up a word here and there but can you please tell us what his perfect day would be..I would love to know!

Anonymous said...

He's doing great! What a blessing you are to him and he is to you!

Shelly said...

Love this! I love watching his signing! I was wondering if he's ambidextrous, in the last video he spells with both hands!
Such a difference! Praise the Lord!

Christie said...

Tracy! I wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up with the Christian Adoption Link Up! I pray that you find a ton of encouragement through it!

Christie
http://satisfactionthroughchrist.blogspot.com

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