Sunday, December 21, 2008

2 Years Post-Diagnosis

Last year at this time, Dirty Jobs was non-verbal for the most part. He knew Santa says HoHoHo, and probably a couple of other things. I referred to him as being non-verbal in a post from last December.

Two years ago, he was diagnosed with 'Suspected Autism.'

Today, he told me a some things:
"I wan a movie. No Thomas."
"Git up Dad."
"Tickle, tickle, tickle."
"Hi Grandma."
"I wan a cheeseburger."
"I go to church."
"Bye, Ma."
"I get on"
"My turn"
"Water, please"
"Santa, Santa - ho, ho, ho"
"Go to Target. Toys!"

And more.

So, if you have prayed for our boy, in any way, ever...THANK YOU. We are watching a Miraculous Gift being unwrapped before our very eyes!

Lord, we know you have BLESSED us with such a gift in our sweet son. Thank you for your hand on his life, your mercy on ours, and your answer being yes! We know you have given us great teachers, therapists, nurses, physicians, habilitation and respite workers. But we also thank you because we know You have done an amazing work in our little boys life. You've rocked our world, completely blown us away! We know this journey has only just begun...


CPT Mom said...

What a beautiful post.
It is so great to take the time to look back and see the progress. He has done amazing things in 2 years time.

And our God is so gracious to allow us all to see His mighty hand in your boy's life.

Holly said...

Amen and Hallelujah! A beautiful Christmas gift, indeed!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Hi amazing racer...

Thanks so much for your wise quote you left on my blog today.

I love you to e-mail me just a couple more sentences to explain what you meant by envious relationally and bankrupt emotionally.

That's good stuff girl!



Elizabeth said...


God is so good to work such beautiful miracles in our little ones!! There is nothing more beautiful than hearing a non-verbal child find his voice. This year has been incredible for us as well. Last year, Zack spent Christmas flipping the lights on and off at his aunt's house and screaming if we tried to get him to do something else. Last year, we had so many meltdowns every single day because neither of us understood each other. This year, he sings Jingle Bells and rips open anything covered in wrapping paper while praying out loud for another Cookie Monster.

God is just so good!!

Anonymous said...

your posts always make me cry! that is such an amazing post and such great news that he is doing so well! congratulations!!! I hope your Christmas and New Year were memorable and truly beautiful!