What is it about kids that we work so hard to get them talking and then when they hit the “why?” stages we just wish for a few moments of peace and quiet? lol! I’ve been through it with three kids and it’s been the same every time. Now, with little girl #4 it’s been a totally different story.
She’s not quiet for sure!
But she’s not been one to actually talk.
In fact, my three year old just celebrated the sweetest victory tonight when she uttered this ‘sentence’.
“Dad….bine (find) you!”
In a perfect little sing-song because she thought we were playing hide-n-seek.
For those who have only had ‘normal’ children, this may seem like such a silly thing to get giddy about. A three-year old saying three words?! That should have happened a long time ago.
And you would be absolutely right.
It should have happened a long time ago.
But sweet Shiloh has never put three words together before. In fact, I’m pretty sure that yesterday was the first time she put two words together, but I can’t remember what they were!
So I don’t want to forget these words!
To every parent who has a child who struggles with the ‘little’ things, I hope you are celebrating the ‘little things’ that your child has accomplished.
I’m still longing for the day, it’s coming, when my sweet little girl will say, “I love you!”
But for now, I’m totally satisfied with “Dad….bine you!”
Since I last wrote about Shiloh back in January, she has gone from less than 20 regular words to around 50 regular words. Still mostly one-syllable. And still most not-understandable by anyone, except my husband and me.
She has made some huge leaps in appearing to understand us. She has started following ‘new’ directions and answering ‘yes’ and ‘no’ when we ask something. (And most of the time it makes sense!)
We have not started speech therapy yet, but in the coming months it is in our plans as we transition back to the United States for a couple years to raise our funds to continue our missions work.
We did get a disappointing, but mostly expected referral from a doctor here. He would like her to start seeing a team of specialists in the United States to get a plan of action and an official diagnoses for what he believes is a brain injury that she received when her oxygen was cut off during birth.
Unfortunately, those specialists aren’t available here (and considering what was done to her birth record, I’m not sure that I would trust them anyway), so what was supposed to be simple transition into traveling to raise our funds to return, will be accompanied with lots of doctor’s appointments.
Despite all that, I am choosing to celebrate the little things of today!
What about you? Do you have a ‘little thing’ that’s worth celebrating? I’d love to hear about it! Let’s encourage each other with those victories!