Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maman, Papa and miracles

There was a lot of fuss at the table last night.

I still haven't figured it out ... but Mama and Papa both looked very happy.

You may remember that kids with Jacobsen's syndrome are delayed in many areas, but particularly with regards to speech. As I also have West Syndrome, the delay is all the more pronounced. The speech therapist suggested that maybe I may never speak the way other people do. Well... that's life. Everyone sure seems to understand what I want and mean, cos I am an excellent communicator. Of course, that's the Princessly blood speaking.

Well last night the Bernard Bunch was all sat at the table, chatting and squabbling as usual about Pokemon, soccer, pink shoes and hair grips. The usual thing.

"Papa, il est la"

A puzzled look spread across the face of each member of the Bernard Bunch. They have never ever heard me say 'Mama' or 'Papa' or 'pink shoes' or anything ... so this was something new. For a while, they looked around the room looking for source of the voice that had just announced that 'Papa is over there'.

"Maman, elle est la"

My finger was pointing at Mama, and I was telling the Bernard Bunch that 'Mama was over there'. Mama and Papa looked at each other in disbelief. Not only was I saying my first words ... but I was coming out with entire sentences!!

There was lots of wooping with joy and dancing and people generally behaving in quite a silly fashion. Like I said, I don't know what the fuss is all about. Didn't the doctors always say I would do things MY way, at MY pace, and when I was ready? Am I a princess or am I a princess????


Amber said...

Sweet Abigail!!!! Tears have filled my eyes....I KNOW how very much this means to your amazing Mama and Papa! You are such a miraculous girl....I'm surprised by nothing but anticipate everything, right along with your Mama!
What a gift you are....

The Robertson Family said...

Go Abigail!! You show them you can't be put into a category!! What wonderful first words and sentences!! Keep going!!

Megan said...

Way to go Abigail!! How exciting! :0) Before you know it you will kick your Mama off the computer and type this blog for yourself!! hehe I hope you all had a good Christmas and Santa was able to find your house!

The VW's said...

WOW!!! Woo Hoo! You made my day! I'm proud of you Abigail! Keep up the great work! This is Awesome!

Terri said...

Hooray for the Princess!!! Looking forward to further proclamations!

terena said...

Bravo!!!!! What a wonderful gift to give to your family. Never underestimate the power of a PRINCESS.

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling great happiness and joy also! You will understand why there was so much wooping and dancing when you are older. You ARE a princess!

(Much congratulations to your Maman and Papa!)
Dr. B.

you gotta wonder said...

Oh my Abigail! I have known princesses so I am not surprised, but I am dancing along with your Mama and Papa just the same. Good job, sweetheart! Keep us guessing while you work it out on your own schedule.