It just keeps happening.
At the grocery store this morning, the clerk handed us our groceries and Sophie said, 'thank you, bye bye.' She's said both phrases for a while. Never together in this more complex conversation style.
We came home for lunch. She made me wait as she had to dance first to a song on Noggin. Hands in the air, swaying, smiling, clapping, saying 'yay!' when it was over.
Then (you could have knocked me over with a feather - and not because as of today my weight is now in the healthy category for my BMI, woot-woot!) she grabbed her straw cup to take a drink. She accidentally pulled the straw out too far and didn't get any juice. I stood to help her. Without skipping a beat, she looked at the cup, used her fine motor skills and understanding of cause and effect and pushed the straw back into the cup. She took a drink, and I nearly fainted.
If you're thinking, 'so what?' then you probably haven't had the PRIVILEGE to be allowed to watch someone with special needs learn and work hard for every milestone. If that's the case, stick around and we'll adopt you.
Thank you Sophie for teaching me to slow down and appreciate every little accomplishment as they come. Because of you our lives will be filled with victories and celebrations.