Quite the handsome devil.

29 August 2012

Bring on the happy dance.

I can't believe I am typing this.  We have made so much progress in just the last few days that I am still having a hard time processing it myself.  Things had been moving forward very slowly until a few days ago and I don't think it's a coincidence that things have changed so fast since I asked for prayers specific to Jackson's needs.  Today, he started eating Cheetos and drinking Sprite like it was a normal every day thing.  The speech therapist and I were afraid to get too enthusiastic because we didn't want to distract him, but we were both about to cry and we were kind of in shock.  The eating didn't stop there.  Jackson gathered his snacks and drinks and when we went back to his room he continued beckoning for different things, like "keep it coming".  We ordered a dinner tray with chicken strips and honey mustard, mac & cheese with extra cheese sauce, chocolate cake, and root beer.  He worked on that all evening and at bedtime ate a few more Cheetos.  Finally I told him it was time to sleep and we could eat more tomorrow.

As if that weren't enough, I asked him to try to say a few words this evening (thinking, while we're at it).  His voice is very soft and he had only a little lip movement, but he definitely said mom!  And then Dad!  And then everyone's name in our family! I made him say them over and over.  It was slow and halting and breathy, but definitely Jackson trying to talk.

The light switch has been turned on and I know it is a result of all the prayers that have been and continue to be offered in his behalf.  I don't just believe in miracles, I have witnessed them for myself.  Our God is a mighty God.



  1. YAY!! Way to go Jackson! What wonderful and exciting news! Prayers have definitely been answered. We love you guys!

  2. Oh wow! Wonderful news!!!!!

  3. This is GLORIOUS NEWS!!!!!!