what an amazing eight years we have had with this little miracle baby. i can hardly believe he's been in our family that long. it has really been a roller-coaster ride with this little guy, but i can honestly say that ever minute has been a blessing. we have seen Jakob grow from a scrawny little 5th percentile baby to a 90th percentile 8 year old. he has been through countless CT scans, MRI's, ABR's (measuring his hearing), double hernia surgery as a one month old, cochlear implant surgery as a two year old, tonsillectomy when he was 5, EIGHT teeth removed when he was 7, and countess other procedures that i've lost track of. surprisingly enough he is my easiest one to take to the doctor. he knows what to expect and takes it like a champ.
Jakob still struggles with his speech, but lets nothing get in his way of doing what he wants to do. He does not let his disabilities prevent him from doing anything. he loves to bare his testimony at church and even though you can't make out most of his words, he always brings the spirit and several church members to tears. Jakob loves to make people laugh and especially loves to entertain his brothers and sisters. Jakob is a joy to have in our family and brings an amazing spirit to our home. i am a better mom because of him and i know we are a better family because of him. what a blessing he is. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKOB!!!