Thursday, January 20, 2011
I started showing Maggie what a circle was a while back. Whenever I saw something that was in the shape of a circle, I would tell her " that's a circle" and make a big deal about it. Then, I moved onto showing her what a square was. For Christmas, I got Maggie a short board book about shapes and we have been reading it everyday (about three times a day or more). She loves it !
Now, she knows all her shapes. Yep, even the odd ones like arrow, oval, rectangle and diamonds. She can't say them ,but when I ask her where a certain shape is she points to it. Crazy Amazing if you ask me !!!
You see, I honestly didn't know what Maggie was capable of when we first got home from china. I wondered if she would just lay on the floor and look at her hands all her life. It is a horrible thought to have, I know. And, if she would have laid on the floor and looked at her hands all her life, we would have loved her all the same. We just didn't know. We took each day at a time.
But, now. Well, Maggie is blowing me away with all that she is doing. She is signing everything we can teach her and just picks up new signs so fast. Her speech is improving, not as fast as I would like, but still improving every day. She no longer needs Occupational Therapy for her hands. She can stack blocks up so high they almost reach her head, draw a circle, feed herself and string beads - yeah !!! Go Maggie go !!!
God, we thank you again for all of our prayers you have answered. We know your timing is always perfect and trust you with all the unknowns that lie ahead. Amen.
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3