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.