Back in December I wrote a post about Kyra's verbal communication skills. I expressed how she and I were both struggling with her inability to put her needs, thoughts, wants, etc. into words. The feelings of frustration over the issue still resonate in my mind, but I am blessed to say that God has been answering my prayers over the last 4 months.
We've had some major breakthroughs over the past week in particular. On Monday night Kyra woke up crying with a fever of 101.5 and for the first time ever, she told me that her head hurt. I can't even begin to count the number of times over the last 6 months I have tried to get Kyra to tell me if something hurt or where she hurt and didn't even get a yes or no to confirm if I was guessing correctly. As difficult as it was to see her that sick, I found myself rejoicing in this small verbal victory. Other little victories this week include listening to Kyra name off all her friends, hearing her interact with her buddy Cory while they were playing, having her start to parrot things that I say (which can also means I've got to be on my best behavior! :P ), and improved pronunciation of words she's known.
The pronunciation thing is huge because it eliminates confusion over what she's telling me. For instance she was pronouncing the word bubble with the z sound "buzzle" so I kept thinking she wanted a puzzle instead of bubbles. Last night while taking a bath it all of a sudden clicked and she began properly saying bubbles!
One of my favorite things this week though was on Monday when Kyra carried her toddler Bible to her Aunt Susan and said "Susie want Jesus?" It was seriously one of the best moments ever and one of those things I know I'll never forget.
God, in His perfect timing, answers prayer!