Trevy's speech development has been nothing short of amazing post surgery.
Sure...there are times when the shadow of the mountain we're trying to climb tests my emotional fortitude. But when I'm honest. Really...honest. How can I be anything but amazed. Thankful. Blessed.
We've been in a sort of plateau for a while now. Months long. Trevy's speech isn't really intentional. Or conversational. It's more single words. Most times imitative. Some times self prompted. Especially with the right motivator. Take for instance...the iPad.
We hear unprompted "Paaaaaaa" demands all day long. Lately he'll tag "Peeeeee" on the end which is Trevy speak for "please".
But something clicked last week.
And suddenly Trevy is not just randomly saying "mama". Or answering the "who's that?" question for the gazillionth time in a single day.
Suddenly...he's calling my name intentionally. Or daddy's. He'll even go so far as to call our name repeatedly. And should we not hear...he'll call our name AND tap us! Cause he really has something to say! Like yesterday for instance...while Trevy was strapped in his high chair eating lunch he had this conversation with Jonathan:
Owe-sigh (Trevyspeak - outside)
Okay, buddy, but first let's eat lunch
This is followed by a thoughtful pause.
Awwwwe Duhhhh! (Trevyspeak accessorized with lopsided sign language - All Done!)
Somethings the shadows pass and our hearts are warmed by the glow of Grace & Joy.
When something clicks...