Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day!

I had such a good day.  This past month has been so hard.  Just when I was about to break down, well I suppose I had already broken down, more like just as I didn't think I could take anymore, things start falling into place.  The best thing about today is that JT got reevaluated and for the first time in his little life he is closing the gap.  

Six months ago we were told he was understanding language at a 10-12 month old level.  We have worked like crazy and he has been doing so well I knew I would be happy with his numbers today but even I was blown away.  He is now understanding at a 24 month level.  12 months in 6 months!  I have been waiting for this day for so long!  That is still 8 months behind but we have never been that close to "normal".  It's only a matter of time that his expressive language comes along.

The day already seemed like such a blessing.  The sun was shining, the grass is green and we were enjoying it all when JT did something altogether unexpected.  He sidestepped his way up to a tree, almost like he didn't want it to know he was coming, and put his little arm around it in a half hug.  Then ever so slowly and carefully he kissed the tree!  Then he kissed it again, and again.  Then the next tree and the next tree.  It was adorable and so appropriate it being Earth Day and all.  So tree after tree he hugged and kissed and then he even bent down to kiss our water spigot.  At this point I figured I better stop the kissing frenzy because who knows what he'll kiss next.  It was so sweet and I am so happy I thought I would just share with you all.  Life may not be easy, perfect or anything like I expected but it is still wonderful and beautiful and worth it.


Luke and Erin said...

I love the little things that would not otherwise matter to someone else! The little things that make all the "special stuff" go away and allow a child to be a child. Doing what every child should!
Thanks for the post, it has made my day!

Melissa said...

JT is doing amazing! I love to see him doing better than he may have been predicted to do. He is such a sweet boy and so adorable! It's so cute to see all the new and fun things they can do. I can totally see him kissing trees too! How fun! I am glad that you are feeling a little better about his language skills. I know it's been hard on you and happy news is always great.

tiptoe mama said...

That is so sweet. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!