Wednesday, February 24, 2010


YAY!!! I did it! :)

We've had a good week at the Tuley household. Jacob is trying to gain more and more independence each day. We can tell that he wants to be mobile, but he's still in the strength gaining mode. But, we know mobility will be coming soon. As shown in the pictures, he can lean all the way over to the floor and bring himself back up again. Coming to a sit all by himself is just around the corner. He rolls back and forth on the floor, and still loves to rotate himself. He can get one knee up and almost underneath him. This is great progress for him! We're happy!

Lately, he's been working on CHEERING the USA in multiple Olympic events on TV and seems to like Snowboarding the best. He grunts very excitedly while the athletes snowboard the half pipe and race each other during snowboard cross. Considering Jacob's extreme start to life, maybe he will always enjoy the thrill seeking sports...For my sake, I hope not! :)

There is not a day that goes by that we don't thank God for Jacob. Yesterday, I was reminded about the day of Jacob's first surgery and the scripture that God led Jeff and I to read to Jacob that day. Matthew 7:7-8. Ask and you will recieve, Seek and you will find, Knock and the door will be opened to you. I am going to continue to ask God for BIG things for Jacob, because that is what God wants us to pray big prayers, and seek and find Him, and to follow when the opportunity comes.

We hope this blog has been helpful to other people that are struggling to find hope amidst the "tough stuff." Hang in there! God will never leave you or forsake you.

Have a great day!


  1. That's awesome!! It is so amazing to see him each week and see all of his progress!

  2. That is one ADORABLE little boy you have there! Love that smile in the last picture :)

  3. I was gonna say "WAY TO GO JACOB!

  4. Your blog has sure blessed me. Seeing God's miracle in Jacob is a sight to behold and you always give God the glory. He is one precious little boy. I enjoy watching you enjoy him through your blog. I pray God will continue to bless all of you. Barbara Jones

  5. Hi Jeff, Julie and Jacob,
    It has been awhile since we checked on you guys. Wow! Jacob is a year old and doing pretty normal baby stuff. Amazing! By the way, the crawling, walking stuff. It will come. Our John didn't walk until he was 16 months old. Now he is a strapping 6'4" with a 6 year old of his own. Our Rachel never crawled, she scooted on her bottom. She walked at 14 months. Babies develop at different rates. God is in control as you well know. Jacob is truly amazing and you all are too. Your faithfulness is inspiring. By the way, Jacob looks a lot like you, Julie! So glad to know he is doing so well. God Bless. John and Melinda Knott

  6. There's not a week that goes by that I don't look in on you all. Thank you for reminding me of God's infinite goodness. You 3 are the best example of God's Love.

  7. Hi there Tuley Fam, it truley brings me joy looking at everyones comments. As the grandmother of Jacob, nothing brings me more pleasure than to read about the faith others see in you. Because it is Gods glory we want to reflect, so thanks for the example. My prayer for you is Thrive: love GJO