The Big One…

Do you know that just five years ago, this girl didn’t run, or even walk too far, because she was too sick, and her little heart was working too hard?

And this girl didn’t talk.
She could hear, so she didn’t talk.

This girl, our seven year old, is amazing. She is beautiful, and sweet, and smart. She amazes me every day.

This week we had a meeting with her teacher, various therapists, and her special ed coordinators.

They all talked about how amazing our little M is. They all talked about how far she has come, and they were all moved to tears when I told them her story, and they realized that she really has come SO FAR.

She is in second grade now…do you know there was a time that I wasn’t sure how she would even make it to kindergarten…but she did, and she was awesome at it. I worried about her so much. I wasn’t sure if she would make friends, I wondered which school would be best for her, I wondered how far back her delays would set her.

But our tiny girl has worked and fought, and soaked up knowledge like a little sponge. She is not behind at all, and soon she won’t need any therapies at all. 

As I sat in that meeting this week and listened to her therapists describe how she doesn’t need them anymore, and her teachers tell me how she is so far ahead of grade level, and how she is loved by everyone and has many friends, and how she helps the other kids in her class who are behind… I was moved to tears.
These are all the things I imagined for my baby, and I wondered how she would get here. And now she is here. She is a miracle, and I get to watch the beautiful wonder that she is unfold.
Our little one, our tiny girl, has become our big one, and
We could never have imagined how far our girl would come in five years…


  1. Always wear your tiara on November 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Yay! IT's not the best word in the world. but I just woke up and it's all I've got on my sleepy tongue right now. Yay, for Little M and especially for little M's mummy who knew she could so she pushed and helped, A ALOT.

  2. Renate on November 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    She really is amazing! Some of the things she says, just amazed me. So smart. A beautiful soul. I am definitely one of her fans.

  3. Debbie Sauer on November 22, 2015 at 1:10 am

    And. . . All because you love her!

  4. Kat on November 22, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    This miracle has happened because of your endless faith and undying love and dedication to being the best mama M could ever have! It has been a blessing watching all of you make this journey.

  5. Bev on November 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    How wonderful! These children are so bright and beautiful and resilient and as paretns we are so blessed beyond words to be able to support them and be witness to them as they grow and blossom. Love these photos… Jenna still tells us that she misses her friend from China so it's nice that she can see her friend growing up just like she is!

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