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DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

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Monday, March 15, 2010


Gabe is an imitator. He especially loves sounds--either funny mouth sounds or words spoken with inflection. Copying gestures and body language is another of his loves. We can be in the middle of a serious conversation and just dissolve into laughter when we notice Gabe, sitting on Keith's lap, mimicking his hand gestures and head movements.

Yesterday at church Gabe was much more talkative than usual. He was continually repeating phrases and words that caught his attention. He was pretty quiet and, thankfully, no one in our congregation minds his periodic jabbering and we all tune out most of what he says. He's tried interjecting a very loud, "Amen", when he thinks the service should be over that has caused a slight ripple of laughter but that doesn't happen very often.

The text yesterday morning was II John 9, discovering what is the 'doctrine of Christ'. Our pastor turned to Matthew 22:29 and read, "Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." There was a heavy emphasis on the word 'err' and Gabe chimed in with his favorite basketball chant--"Airball! Airball!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Gabe! Did anyone laugh? Or even get it??