Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SUCH A PERFECT DAY

Deqlan and Dada
New best friends Deqlan and Keaton

Big Hug


Precious precious moments to watch them love each other

I love you Keaton, I love you Deqlan


Watching the footie
Cool dudes
lets go for a ride Deqlan, buckle up!
Keaton and Conrad


Deqlan loved playing with these naughts and crosses

Sophie and Conrad

Big boy sitting at the table all by myself!

Our family, in 1 photo, sitting together for the very first time!

So proud of you Deqlan!

Dee and Mom
Me and Conrad






What a perfect day Sunday was. It started off with us all going for breakfast to celebrate Conrad's birthday - our family loves to celebrate birthdays so we usually celebrate week long birthdays!!!




Deqlan and Keaton had a great time at papachinos, playing on the jungle gym , riding the bikes, playing in the sand. But what made this specific get together different was that Deqlan sat at the table with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never ever before has Deqlan sat on a chair, at a table- never before have Dada, Mamma and Deqlan all sat together to eat!!!!!!!! it was a priceless moment, one i will never forget. Deqlan was quite happy to sit and play with his animals, drink his ricemilk and enjoy his special biscuits !



After a while, Deqlan wanted to run off an play and as we approached a the big jungle gym, Deqlan said 'ROCKET' . Sure enough the one side of the jungle gym was shaped like a rocket - it still requites a degree of imagination to see the rocket shape - i was overjoyed to say the least!



We then went back to the table to have some cake and sing Happy Birthday to Conrad. After we had finished singing. Deqlan broke out into song ' HAPPY TO YOU , HAPPY TO YOU , HAPPY TO YOU. HIP HIP HOORAY' Needless to say we all had tears in our eyes, absolute tears of joy and happiness and appreciation!

I dont know if you can re call there was a time where it wasnt possible for us to go out cause Deqlan wouldnt want to sit at the table and Mark and I would be running after him making sure he wasnt in danger - wow, we are really so thankful for these amazing gifts, to us they are worth more then gold!


Then we went to Conrad and Megs and Keaton for the afternoon to watch the Man United Liverpool game and Deqlan and Keaton started 'playing alongside' each other much better and less frustrated then what it normally is !


Deqlan even started pushing a car and saying "brrmmmm" this is a massive deal in the world of autism , as its imaginative play!


Then Deqlan and Keaton decided to lye down next to each other, on the same big Thomas cushion. Mark thought it would be fun to wrap them together like a bureto, and guess what, they loved it!!! They both started saying ' GOODNIGHT' and pretending to snore. They even hugged each other, look at each other for a good few minutes and most importantly, laughing WITH each other - more tears in my eyes - i have waited 26 months to see Keaton and Deqlan bond. Keaton has tried ever so hard but Deqlan just prefered to do his own thing - for the first time ever, they actually were enjoying each others company!!


More amazing is that in the way home Deqlan was asking for Keaton - as well as yesterday and today, actually lying on the floor saying 'GOODNIGHT' and 'KEATON' to precious for words



I cant thank You Lord enough for these gifts that you shower us with every single day. The miracles you are working through Deqlan each day are a priceless gift, i treasure every single word, sentence, cuddle, laugh, smile,dance, every breath, thank You Lord. What a perfect day it was, we look forward to so many more Dear Lord, please continue to keep Deqlan NED forever and always, please help us to do all we can to help him reach his full potential


Other new sentences and words;
HIGGINS - Dada got Deqlan to say our surname !!
SUPERMAN - i got stickers to try and assit with our toilet training, but Deqlan is more interested in saying Superman then doing anything else
BAFA BAFA HEY - bafana bafana hey! ( our soccer team name, meaning the boys)
HOW ARES YOU? I AM FINE THANK YOU
I NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM
I WASH MY HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER
I LIVE AT 5921 PINE STREET, WHERE DO YOU LIVE? all from love and learning dvds, now we have to channel them at the right times so Deqlan can understand what they mean
MILK HOT - Deqlan can now tell me when i need to heat his rice milk up!
Deqlan is also singing THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, FOR OUR FOOD FOR OUR FOOD, THANK YOU FOR OUR BLESSINGS, THANK YOU FOR OUR BLESSINGS, AMEN, AMEN - to beautiful for words
Deqlans temperatures seem to have disapeared so we trust he is on the mend from his ear infection. Poor little Keaton has now come down with heavy flu, hope you feel better soon little one
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MERLE FOR 22 MARCH, HOPE YOU HAD A LOVELY DAY AND WONDERFUL YEAR AHEAD
WE LEARNT OF ANOTHER ANGEL THIS WEEKEND - HANNAH - SHE HAD BEATEN NEUROBLASTOMA BUT SUFFERED TERRIBLE ISSUES WITH HER LUNGS , AS A RESULT OF THE TREATMENT, AND JESUS CALLED HER HOME 19 MARCH, RIP SWEET GIRL
Another prayer request for my Grandad today , he is having around 7 to 8 scans and xrays and blood tests to check if the prostate cancer has spread anywhere else, please please pray that it hasnt and that the doctors can put a fantastic plan together for him and for the cancer to be frozen and destroyed.
Have a great day everyone
God Bless, lots of love
Mark Samm Deqlan Logan
BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD

2 comments:

Nanna and Grandpa said...

Our beautiful and precious Deqlan,

Mamma's blog entry today is such a beautiful one and truly reflects what we are all feeling... immense joy and absolute pride and delight in all you have achieved. Your continuous progress on every level is simply ...astonishing ! Mamma's tale reveals further evidence that God continues to work miracles through you, in you and for you. Mamma and Dadda and all of us could not be prouder of you and we are humbled by you,"Little Man of Prayer". Mamma and Dadda have truly waited such a loooong time, never giving up or giving anything less than their very best, believing, trusting, hoping, and in faith knowing, with every fibre of their being, that in your own perfect time, your incredible potential, strength, skills and abilities would unfold and be revealed. How wonderful and how precious and how "sweet" is their reward now. These are the rewards of patience, faith, hope, love, devotion, commitment and sacrifice. There are just no words to describe the feelings that we have felt,witnessing Deqlan, throughout the day on Sunday. We are aware that something truly majestic and great has been revealed. We humbly thank our Great and Mighty God and to Him be all the praise and glory. May God continue to bless Mamma, Dadda and Deqlan so abundantly that their "cups overflow with His blessings and gifts". That "perfect Sunday" has given us so many wonderful moments with you our darling Deqlan, but two incredible ones deserve special mention and they will forever be engraved in my memory. The first, during our celebration of Conrad's birthday breakfast at the restuarant, you came to sit at the table, on a chair next to Nanna on the one side, Mamma on the other and Dadda opposite you and gracefully sipped your rice milk and ate your special biscuit. It was a glorious moment, we smiled together and revelled being in the experience and bathed in the glory of the moment. You sat like a such a big boy for quite a long time, allowing us to take "mental photos" of this gigantic leap of progress. We were all delighted and felt so very proud of you. The second moment was just before dinner at Meg, Conrad and Keaton's home when we witnessed you and Keaton playing together on the Thomas The Tank Engine "Play Doughnut" and for the first time ever, you and Keaton were hugging and kissing each other, laughing together. Then you called for Meggie and took her by the hand in what was a delightful and sensational moment for her to be included in your "game". Nanna saw the delight in her face !
It was a day to give praise and thanks to God and to Behold and wonder ....the miracle story of Deqlan Ross continues ! Mamma and Dadda, may you continue to be blessed and graced by many more such perfect days. Nanna and Grandpa are blessed by you beyond words or description and our love for you is immeasurable. You are pure joy, you are indescribable delight, you are "OUR" precious Deqlan Ross and you represent and personify all that is beautiful, extraordinary, great and good in this world.
All our love, Nanna and Grandpa

adrian au said...

I'm ecstatic to see this update! Deqlan continues to amaze us and I'm sure there are many more "FIRST" coming your way. Cheers!