July 21, 2009

Speechless...no more

Last week we celebrated Dani's 21st birthday. Forget cars, college, and the latest fashion, all she ever wants for her special occasion is candy, kids shampoo, and early reader books. Her simplicity is amazing and I've learned not fight but enjoy each passing year. Other than baking 35 king-sized cup cakes this year, her birthday came and went without much hoopla. Today, however, brought great cause to celebrate as Jimmy went to pick Dani up from work and her teacher tearfully told him Dani had spoken three words, "mom" "home" and "giraffe."

Knowing Dani had never spoken before, her teacher was as moved as if Dani where her own. Jimmy hadn't left the premises before he called me in tears, leaving me speechless and crying at the heart-warming news. As his words began to sink into my heart, the Lord reminded me what I said to Dani before leaving for work this morning, "Have a good day Sissy, remember God is with you."

Thank you God for showing your power today and for never leaving our little girl. If Dani never speaks again I thank you for allowing her first word to be "mom." May she fulfill the plan you have for her here on this earth and may you receive all the glory, honor, and praise.


Kristen Love said...

Oh that is wonderful, Nancy!
Our God is the God of miracles :-)

Shirley said...

WOW - our God is amazing! What a special day for all of you!

linda said...

I'm crying now too...beautiful!

Cheryl Barker said...

Nancy, what wonderful news! Can't imagine how you guys must have felt. I hope you hear "Mom" many more times!

Praising God with you!

katiegfromtennessee said...

That is amazing, Mrs. Nancy! The Lord is Good to you and your fam!:) That must have been such a blessing to know that she said words! That is fantastic!:)


Anonymous said...

That is beautiful!

Beth said...

Thank you for sharing this story. It made my day to know that God moved in that special way!