Thursday, May 14, 2009

One word....

One little word uttered.
One little word repeated.
One little word spoken with purpose.

Driving away from school yesterday, I turned right to head directly to therapy. To go home I would have gone straight.

"Home" and a whimper is what I heard from the backseat. I look over my shoulder and there is a tired little boy who you can tell wants to crawl into bed and nap.

me: Home?
Backseat: big smile "home"
me: We have to go to therapy, then we can go home.
backseat: "home, home, home" with whimpers

Me- grinning ear to ear and teary eyed. Daniel telling me he wanted - to go "home".
Telling me with purpose, no prompting, no nuffin...just Daniel telling me with his own voice, what he wanted.

No, he didn't string words together and make a sentence. But I don't care.
He said a new word and it was completely clear.
Loud and clear.

Next time Daniel, I promise we will go home when you ask.

14 comments:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

How exciting!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I have a huge smile on my face. That's awesome.

babymagik18 said...

Oh my that makes me teary eyed! I am so happy for daniel and you mommy!

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

That brings a teat to my eye! Way to go, Daniel!

Anonymous said...

awww my buddy! yea- way to make me cry, but in a good way!

daughter c

JoAnn said...

Oh Melanie! I'm SO happy and excited for both of you!

Sherry C said...

Communication what a wonderful thing. That is so amazing.

Bird said...

Awesome!

Justinich Family said...

That is so cool. I love it when Evan says a work or sound that is new.

Keri said...

Phenomenal! I'm so delighted and thrilled that he spoke a new word. I know how monumental this must be. I'm still waiting for Logan's first word ever. This really tugs at my heart strings. Love, LOVE it.

Erin said...

A word for a word: BRAVO!

Ellen said...

Oh. My. God. I am sitting here in Florida in the hotel before we leave for our Disney cruise, woke up and couldn't sleep, in the lobby, and CRYING about this. From happiness. I know how sweet and miraculous a word can seem, and I am so excited for you guys. If he can say one word, HE CAN SAY MORE. "Home" is just a wonderful, wonderful word. Melanie, this made my day (er, night). xo

mommy2twindaughters said...

Oh how exciting! I'm sure you were ecstatic! Everyday I pray for my daughter to say a word. Any word. In my dreams when she talks to me it sounds so angelic.

Day to Day Tripper said...

What a beautiful word!