Bright and early yesterday morning, Verity met a new friend. This one will help her learn to speak properly. By the time Miss Julie left our home, we were all invigorated and eager for our next visit.
Yes, it looks like we are blessed with another outstanding therapist!
Somehow, we ended up spending most of the two hours talking about the story of what God is doing in Katie’s adoption. Seems to be happening wherever I find ears to hear, even in Jo-Ann Fabrics. So Miss Julie said this visit will count as a “free” session, and we’ll add in another one soon.
We did chat a little about Verity’s speech skills, though! Miss Julie observed, asked some questions and jotted down my answers. She made me very glad indeed by explaining that what I have been doing with Verity from the beginning was exactly what she would have wanted me to do.
Verity Joy, youngest member of our chatterbox family.
Not only does she jabber with great expression, but she readily attempts to mimic us, she attempts to say more real words all the time, she uses them appropriately, and–marvel of marvels–she can whisper. Yes, whisper.
And now she is beginning to put words together.
I was so sure you wouldn’t believe me that I captured it on video just to prove that it really is true.
Small child, you charm and amaze us every single day. You are one smart and munchable little cookie. If I had only known back then that Down syndrome would mean you.