Things here have been quite busy. John for the most part is in a very good place. He is still receiving therapy for his left arm and his strength in that arm has increased 100 fold. He can lift a 25lb dumb bell now. He is working with a new physical trainer at a gym in Brandon that challenges him. John loves it. We have a new Life Skills Coaching team that will be able to take John to the next level. He is much better at behaving when out in public. John is now able 90% of the time to catch himself before he says something inappropriate or behaves in an appropriate manner.
John loves Matt and there is great respect there between them. Matt is such a great help and loves John like one of his own. John gets along with his 4 new step-brothers. My once very quiet and lonely house is full of energy and love. We are hopefully going to be moving to a much larger home on 12 acres. John will continue to have his own residence on the property. He is extremely excited about the move as we all are. He has already picked out the plans for his new home which will be double the size. He desperately needs it as he has grown out of his guest house. It is a short sale so it will be an education in patience and perseverance. Hopefully by the new year we will be getting ready to move.
In a few short weeks John will be having his 30th birthday and I really want to plan something special. I would like to ask any of his Army buddies to please contact me to see if we can plan a surprise party for him. He misses the camaraderie so much. He still is not driving so he doesn't get to socialize much on his own. My email is email@example.com.
I am attaching a couple of pictures from the wedding. John walked me down the aisle and gave the toast at the reception. He did a great job.