I haven't written in a while. It has been a busy couple of months for us. From getting Zona, then Dalton having surgery, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and now January. Which is also a full month for us with birthday and our wedding anniversary. It's also our diagnosis anniversary this month. It's been 2 years since we received Dalton's diagnosis!
Dalton is doing wonderful at school. His behaviors are decreasing and his work is increasing. He is starting to talk so so much more and the things that he does say are becoming much clearer!
Payson has also had to start speech therapy this year which she is improving too. She just does EVERYTHING Dalton does or says. A lot of the things that she does say are modeled after things he says but the therapy is helping.
Nick is doing wonderful. He just turned one and is hitting a new milestone everyday it seems. They are all three growing up on us way too fast!
Now that I have watched Payson and Nick hit milestones, I see so many things that we should have questioned when Dalton was little. But, honestly we just didn't know better and at the time somethings seemed so small that how could it possibly add up to anything big? Now I know the answer to that question.
Our diagnosis anniversary is a bittersweet thing for me. It is good because we finally got an answer after of 2 years of searching but in the same instant it changed our lives forever. Mostly in a good way, we have meet tons of families that we never would have before and has lead us down paths that we never imagined we would have to travel. But it has made us stronger because of those paths.
I am still couponing and am starting to see real results from it which is extremely exciting for me! We have quite the stockpile starting to form (which my husband is not too thrilled about because it is taking over his "man space" in the basement and under the bathroom sinks!).
I picked this song this time because I remember a time in the beginning of our diagnosis when everyday seemed impossible and sometimes the only thing I had to say was just His name. His name is more powerful than any words we could possibly muster on any given day!
Just Say Jesus-7th Time Down