Sunday, May 15, 2011

Say What?

You know, Sunday mornings around the Browning home can sometimes be a bit hectic. Eight kids means sixteen shoes to look for, at least ten little oatmeal grubby hands to wipe clean, three dresses to press and five button down shirts to be sure are crisp, and all the while my coffee is cooling as we go. Often times this is a recipe for ... chaos. Sunday morning chaos. During such a busy morning, there is not a whole lot of time to take notice or spend time with particulars that can otherwise wait. The rush is to get every child clean, happy and ... into the van, hoping we can maybe this time - make it to church without being late.

Today though ... was a little different.

Max. Our little quiet boy. Non verbal except for the occasional sound and constant laughter. Max decided he would cause a bit more excitement.

As I quickly got his shoes on - I kept saying "ma ma ma" - and then out of the blue, Max repeated what I had just said. He copied me!!! I couldn't believe it! He was repeating, ma ma ma ma!

And then ...

He said MAMA!

Now I know he probably has no idea that he put that together to form a word, but to me it is a START. A clear sign that he can mimic sounds/words and say them. He has the ability!

This might just be the end of it, or me over reacting. Maybe. BUT, today - for a brief moment in our busy morning - my heart burst and I began to hope that Max just might have the ability to talk after all.

Five months home from the orphanage and both children are not just doing well, but really thriving. Thank you for the on going prayer and encouragement. That you choose to continue with us in this journey is humbling and very encouraging.


nicole said...

Thank you for being their Mama. They are truly blessed.

B.E.Hughes said...

Sweetness in a word... Loved it! Thank you for sharing! (Most kids say dada first... you ARE blest!)

Jenny B. said...

YIPPEE!! What a blessing! Praise the Lord for "small" blessings when we least expect them. Looking forward to hearing Max's next words! Keep 'em coming little guy!

EDV said...

He is só adorable! I pray for him he can talk once. It will make life so much easier for you and for him. My own son (9,5 years old) can't speak. If only he could say 'yes' and 'no'... that would be such a blessing!

Wishing you and your family all the best!

Mcarthur Mile said...

Praise the Lord...I bet your face was priceless! How exciting. Can't wait to see you guys again. Sure do miss all of you.

Faith for Hope said...

I missed this!!! So glad you didn't!!! Praising the Lord for His blessings! I'm sure you were on cloud nine that day. Love and prayers, Grace


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