Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today held many encouraging moments.  In taste stimulation, Lydia enjoyed the peach puree that we had made for her.  She ate the three tiny spoonfuls offered to her, and then she reached for the spoon for more!  She has always loved peaches, so we are thankful it is peach season!  
It appears that Lydia has grown taller in the last two months.  We measured her on Mother's Day to be 5'3".  Today in therapy she stood upright for the first time, and she was definitely taller than her 5'2" therapist, and her 5'2" cousin!  She stood tall, with assistance, today!  She smiled for her cousins, and her brothers, and laughed a few times at their antics.
Later, she was very attentive when a long time family friend visited her, and blessed her with music, and soothing words for comfort.  She sang to Lydia, and told her how she had prayed for Lydia before she was even born, (This dear friend journeyed with us through years of infertility), and how she was praying for her again, as she is being made new.  She had Lydia strum her yukele as she sang Beautiful Things (Lydia's favourite song by Gungor).  Lydia was bright eyed and alert.
All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos Life is being found, in YOU.
You make beautiful things,
You make beautiful things out of us.