Hello everyone, we wanted to share with everyone something amazing that happened to us last week! Adrian has begun to say his name randomly. On Sunday morning, my sisters-in-law were in town and one of them was taking a video of our twins talking while in the background Adrian was walking around making noises, or what a lot of people who know Autism call stimming. All of a sudden, though, we heard, “Ah-gah—Adriaaaan.” I couldn’t believe it! Our child, who has not said a full word on command yet, said his name. On top of that, during the stim right before saying his name (while looking at himself in the mirror, might I add), he made a “g” sound, which is a sound we’ve been working on for months. I was so excited to hear him and I couldn’t believe it.
His therapist along with his teachers (and us) have been working with him so much and he is responding, can you believe that?!
What a breakthrough for our family! We are excited beyond belief; it’s true to say with faith as small as a mustard seed anything is possible and God is good all the time!!! This may not be such a big deal for everyone but for us it means the world.
I feel it’s important to tell you this: don’t give up. I know it can be hard when what we face seems so much bigger than us. When everything is falling apart, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. I know and I can tell you there is a bigger God. Every situation is different and I know the outcome may not be what we want but maybe this is our time to grow and see what happens. There have been days of exhaustion, tears and fears of the unknown, the feeling of being isolated from others because no one understood our son, the anger of why me, and why us, and why him! But because of this, I know this is only the beginning, there will be more hurdles to jump, more obstacles to face, and more milestones to cross. But we are not alone, we have never been alone, and we will never be alone. God has proven to us that he has been there for us thru each step of the way. And as long as he is with us we can do anything! God is faithful and his plan is perfect!!!
My name is Gail, I have been married for almost 10 years with my best friend. God blessed me with a supportive, loving man after God's own heart and a fantastic father. We have three beautiful children, Adrian who is 5 years old and a set of twins who just turned 1 years old. God has blessed us in so many ways that it is beyond words. To even describe how thankful we are for his love and grace is beyond words. One of our favorite verses that we have is Matthew 6:33, "But seek first the kingdom of GOD and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you".