Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

lily in red

I don't know if Thankful Thursday is a widespread blogger trend, but I've noticed the entries on several of the adoption blogs I follow.

I don't typically do Thankful Thursday posts, but today seemed like a really good day to put my gratitude "on paper." Lily's speech has been slow to develop, but I am so thankful that she is finally able to express what she feels in her heart--whether it's good or bad.

Lately, she showers me (and Daddy too) with "I wuv yous" throughout the day. She is still missing several sounds, so these endearing thoughts of hers are cute as can be! Recently, she added "Mommy, I wuv you so muttts," or "I wuv bof of us" (I love Mommy and Daddy) to her repetoire. When she has to do something she doesn't want to do (go to bed, take a nap, go to the potty) she will say "but I yike my Daddy/Mommy" (whoever is NOT taking her to bed/nap/potty).

It is easy to take something such as speech and language for granted and I am grateful today that Lily can finally express herself!

3 comments:

And Lily Makes Three said...

You go Mommy! You are so right -- Lily has blossomed immensely -- mucho from your nurturing love. (Daddy)

Denise said...

I'm so happy for Lily, and for YOU. There's nothing sweeter than hearing those 1st "I love you"s from your child ... even if it's "I wuv you" : )

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What beautiful daughter you have! And what a fun Christmas tree adventure! ;-)