August 24, 2011

Back to School

Tomorrow is the first day of school for our kids. I know a lot of you are probably wondering what Garren will be doing about school. Well here's the plan. We will be meeting with several staff members at Piedmont High School on Friday morning to determine the best way to move forward. So while Kara and Kelsey's summer ends today, Garren gets one more day.

We are not sure exactly what will happen. We will be discussing on Friday, and hopefully determine, at least for now, what's best for Garren. This could mean Garren goes to school every day, or that he is home schooled, or some combination. One thing is for sure, whatever we decide to do will likely change as we move forward and Garren continues to progress.

Garren is continuing to do great. His speaking has gotten much clearer. He continues to crack us up with his witty sarcasm. And he does things that take us by surprise. This morning, Garren was sleeping, and Nancy was sitting in the living room. She heard him call out to her, so she went in to see what he needed. When she walked into his room, she found Garren sitting up, with his feet on the floor. He had gotten stuck at the foot of his bed, with his hips wedged between the bed rail and the foot of the bed! She said "What are you doing?" Garren said "I had to pee real bad!" He was somehow going to try to get to the bathroom, by himself! Crazy boy!

5 comments:

Mauri said...

Hope everyone has a great first day back to school! I met some of Garren's classmates at the salon yesterday. They are anxious to see him again!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Garren....it is wonderful that Garren wants to try to do things by himself...even going to the bathroom...he is not a quitter, and neither is our God....praying and loving, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

It was so great to see you all at Porter Ridge Elem. Wed. Loved hearing how well Garren was talking! He looks good and so strong! Hope you all have a smooth transition at Piedmont, always praying for Garren and family. God Bless.

wendypoovey said...

So glad you guys had a great trip. You go Garren. So, he was jut going to get off the bed and go to the bathroom. Love it. Tabor sure did love meeting Garren! We will be praying for a good meeting at school tomorrow.

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

I love to hear about Garren trying to get up on his own and I'm convinced he will be fully independent when God wills it. Meanwhile there is a plan in the struggle. It's going to be great. He's destined for greatness, and we're humbled to be a part of the team praying behind him. Not a day or night goes by without the Hinkle boys praying specifically for Garren. Please continue to describe very specific prayer needs because the boys are in tune with your requests and specifically taylor their prayers to your needs. Blessings.