Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Look who's talking!! ~ Oh me of little faith!

Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
 Psalm 66:16
Home for 11 months

I've often stated in my Elijah updates that he is lagging behind in speech. Well, on this (as of the 15th), his 11 month anniversary of being a member of our family, I can report that he has made great progress in the area of his speech. The past couple of weeks there has been an explosion of words in his vocabulary. He is still behind his age, but at least we see progress, a lot of progress even.

I'm quite certain that this language acquisition is  God at work. A couple of weeks ago I began to fervently pray for the Lord to help Elijah speak. I could kick myself, because my faith is so weak. I began to pray, but really didn't think I'd see any difference. Oh me of little faith!! It's quite embarrassing to admit, but it is true. It was about a week after I began praying, that John and I were rejoicing over Elijah's speech. He was sitting in the high chair and stood up, whined and said clear as a bell, "My toe, Mommy." His toe had been scraped. We were utterly amazed. I stated, "Wow, I have started praying for his speech." John said, "I have been praying too." We both knew that we were seeing the Lord answer our prayer in Elijah! We give all praise and honor to Him. Even when we lack the faith, He hears us! Thank you, Lord.

Matthew 7:11
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!

With his new found words, we have seen him whine a lot less. I know it has been frustrating not being able to communicate. He still has a ways to go, but he'll get there.

Today, he wanted to use the potty. I helped him take his diaper off, then got distracted. I heard him yelling, "I wie, Mommy" I didn't get what he was saying until I saw this sight:

Notice the toilet paper, I think he had enough to "wie" several bum-bums.
I'm now going to put off having him evaluated for speech therapy. In our state therapy isn't free until a child is 3 yrs. old, and finances are very tight for us right now.  John's business has really slowed down, while our expenses have climbed. We have a couple of large things that we will have to be paying for in the near future. Needless to say, we will be in fervent prayer for God's provision, at the same time, we are trying to be wise (ie. frugal) in our spending. 



  1. God is so faithful! I find myself almost ashamed at how much further than I imagined that He has restored Darcy's sight.
    And man did I laugh about the amount of toilet paper Elijah pulled off the roll!

  2. How wonderful! It's always exciting hearing words come from a child's mouth who has been silent longer than others. I STILL remember vividly where and when Josi first said "Mommy". I cried and cried.

    What a cute little tushie he has too!