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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Friday, May 11, 2012


This week I got some new photos of my grandson that I want to share with you. James got his new prosthesis this week and he's slowly getting use to wearing one of them.

James is having his first fitting for his prosthetics. Look at that happy little face.

He got his first spatula to help him get used to having something on the end of his arm.

He can use the little spatula on the end to hold small things.

He actually likes his spatula as he can hold on things with it.

He wears it to play

He still has some getting used to it

He wants to have it on now. He still can feel things with his stub.

The hand is not very functional but it's more to get him used to grabbing with it. the thumb is spring loaded to help him hold little toys.

So many new gadgets to get used to, poor little guy. He looks a little  tired or he's deep in thoughts.
He can not feel with the hand so he hits himself with it because he's not used to the new length.

They chose a Thomas fabric for his hand as he love his Thomas trains. The hand will probably feel sweaty in the summer,

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mothers. Have a safe weekend  everyone.    JB


  1. Julia, he is such a great little guy. He looks so happy all the time. I'm surprised he got a prosthesis so soon but thrilled. He will catch on quickly to all his new skills.

  2. Happy Mother's Day Julia! Nice to see James again,what a lot to get used to for such a young man. Wishing him good luck with his prothesis,it is great what they can do to make life a little easier. Ilove Thomas the train on his arm, really cool! Well I hope you have an amazing weekend and enjoy your Sunday! Take care and God Bless.

  3. I am so glad he lives in this day and not a long time ago. He will never remember this part of life. He is so precious. I am thankful for all of the people who have learned how to do these things.
    I just find that amazing. I enjoyed looking at all of the photos of James and his new hand.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. He looks like such a happy little guy! So glad he seems to be getting used to his new prosthetics! This is wonderful!

  5. What a sweetie! He looks about the same age as my little grandson - 19 months or so? Such a fun age!

  6. That is absolutely amazing!!!
    I bet he'll get used to it sooner than anyone expects. Little kids are so adaptable.
    What sweet blue eyes!

  7. That little boy is handsome ! I appreciate your showing his new hand and being so frank about it.

  8. It something froze up and I couldn't finish my thought! It is so interesting to see how they are fitting him and what they're using. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  9. So neat! Truly amazing what is possible today.

  10. How amazing and precious... Thanks for posting this! I had no idea he could be fitted at this young age. What sense it makes ... He'll be so used to it and ready for the upgrades in no time ...

    Great stuff!!!

    Happy Mother's Day, Julia ;)

  11. This is one great little kid. I think it is amazing what they can do today to help everyone that is either born without a limb or to those who have lost an arm or a leg. He will get so used to it that it will feel weird to him when it is off.

    I loved seeing all the pictures of him too. I'm so glad that you took so many. It will be fun for him to see these when he is older. To actually see how it was for him the first day he wore it.

    I hope that you have a great Mother's Day. Love you

  12. I always enjoy a visit with this beautiful little boy. I'm amazed at what they can do with this technology now. He seems to have adapted fast to his new arm. I always love the expressions he has in the pictures you take. He must be such fun to watch. Thanks for sharing this with us! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  13. Children are amazing, they seem to adapt to new challenges and situations quicker than we adults do. James is such a precious little boy, I can tell by looking at his beautiful blue eyes that he brings much joy and love to your household. Happy Mother's Day Julia. Finally it has stopped raining here in Maine. Blessings, Julie.

  14. He is such an adaptable little guy. He seems to take everything in stride and with a smile on his face.
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  15. Happy Mothers day Julia! Thank you for sharing your little grandsons progress. He is beautiful! These little ones have so much to teach us!

  16. What an inspiration he is to all us and tackling those new situations that come into our lives...He's so precious and beautiful and I love his spirit of acceptance....Children can teach us a lot if only we will listen.....Happy Mother's Day

  17. He has the most beautiful smile and eyes. he must be pretty low key to be able to start something new. I am so happy for him I know he will do great. My daughter went to school with a girl that had the same thing she was one great field hocky player she had a special stick made for her.

    1. What a precious little Grandson you have there Julia!
      Kids are so amazing and very adaptable, I'm so happy for him!!

      Happy Mother's day to you too!!!

  18. such a beautiful boy and family! You can tell by the light in his eyes he knows he is loved! Way cool what they can do now-s-days! and he'll be right there on the cutting edge!

  19. What a beautiful little guy! Children adapt so quickly to new things...amazing!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  20. That smile is going to melt a lot of hearts! I think he will adapt rather quickly to his new proesthesis... kids learn quick!

  21. He is a happy little guy. He will adjust but it may take some time. His new hand looks so real.
    Happy Mothers Day.