Sunday, March 8, 2009
How Far We've Come
We had a little birthday celebration yesterday with our close friends and their children. While Christian's actual birthday was 5 weeks ago, his actual party needed to be postponed a bit due to his sister's arrival. With the help of our good friends who chipped in by bringing a moonbounce, and even making the cake, we were able to throw Christian a fun celebration with his buddies.
I was thinking back to his 1st birthday party that we had with all of our friends. My sweet little man, while happy and all smiles, couldn't hear us singing "Happy Birthday" to him. What a difference a year makes. Christian was actually singing "Happy Birthday" with us. His language is absolutely amazing, telling his buddies yesterday "Logan and Chase come downstairs?" and "Come on Jonah!", and even "Logan go play basketball downstairs".
Sometimes I have to just take a deep breath and really take in the miracle that is the Cochlear Implant. When we embarked on this journey just 9 months ago, I never thought in a million years that by his 2nd birthday he would be talking in 5-6 word sentences and singing familiar songs. We work so very hard with him, send him to the best school we can, and celebrate each and every new word or phrase with him. Christian is just WIRED for language, and it is so wonderful watching him blossom and interact with his friends. It truly is a miracle.