Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I have been meaning to share this story for a few days, but keep forgetting so here goes. Elijah still amazes me daily with the vocabulary he learns and picks up. His newest word is forecast! He was turning on the wii and I asked him what game he was going to play. I was in another room and he said "Mom, I am looking for the forecast." I walked into the den and sure enough, he had the weather up on the Wii looking to see what the weather for the week would be like. He wanted to see about the snow I think....that we didn't get!

Of course, this was a great moment for me and for him, although he didn't know it! I have no idea how he learned that work, but I am assuming from watching the news with me. After several hard weeks with his tourettes it was nice to be able to smile about this!

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