We haven't forgetten your prayers for our little Joseph and our family and we would like to give you an update on Joseph's progress, so that you can "taste and see that the Lord is good!"
Joseph was two in August, and his intellectual growth is on track for his age. He now refuses to play with 'baby' toys and books, but has good fun playing with noisy toy cars and reading books for toddlers of his age. We are delighted that he has also started to say two-word sentences (e.g. "Goodbye daddy" or "hello Jojo") and he repeats a lot of sounds. His hearing deficiency has been declared medium and no longer severe and we praise God for the improvement. He understands French as well as English which is good news for our family in England! We thank God for his speech therapist, Béatrice, a very lively lady who clearly finds Joseph very entertaining!
His little body has shown some improvement, but he is still very limited. We thank God that on October 10 he pulled himself along for the first time, and he has continued to do this crawling action since then! Emmanuel also saw him roll over from his back to his front which is a very tiring movement for him and a good sign that he is controlling his hips, which is essential. We are delighted with his new physiotherapist, Anne, who is a very determined lady who knows exactly how to talk to Joseph.
We enclose a short video clip of Joseph, first with his brother Gabriel in Brittany in October and then with his mummy showing how he understands English!