Well I can say that my child does not fail to amaze me with his progress each day. Sometimes its a slow process. Sometimes its later in his life than in other kids. But I don’t mind. There is always some progress and he works awfully hard at it. He has many challenges to overcome to just do what comes typically for most. And like I said each day, I am just floored by his motivation and desire to do the best he can do.
Where does he get the strength, determination and will power? Certainly not from me! But I am so glad he is the way he is. He is such a better person. Don’t misunderstand me, I HATE his disabilities most of the time. But sometimes its a love hate relationship we have going on. I love it because it has made Daniel who he is, and I can’t imagine my life without him. He brightens every ones day. Really its not just cause I’m his mom that I say that. He really does. He’ll make you giggle and smile at least once when you’re with him. .
Here is a little video from speech therapy. We haven’t worked on this in a while.
Listen carefully and you’ll hear him vocally answer with the correct word AND he will also look at the correct picture that corresponds with what his answer is. You’ll have to watch cause its difficult to record his eye gaze without disrupting him and putting the camera in front of his face!
Besides that neat little display of what he is learning, today while sitting on his potty and watching Signing Time video. (I didn’t get a video or a photo as he was naked on the potty, and although its cute...I suppose it isn’t appropriate!)
So watching the video and doing his business, I was folding clothes and I can see him attempting to do the hand motions for sock, shoes, and so many more.
What thing has your child done lately that just makes you so proud of them?