Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Marked Improvements

It's been a while since Nina started with her speech therapy classes.  Although I was initially not that pleased with her therapist because I felt that she was unable to maximize their (expensive) 1-hour sessions, I have to admit that she has contributed a great, great deal in Nina's progress.

These days, our little girl is like a parrot constantly mimicking what we say and what we do.  She has always been quite observant but these days, she constantly tries to make use of her growing vocabulary to point out objects and places around her.  We were surprised at how clearly she was able to say "umbrella" one time as well as other words like "fishy", "ayaw ko" (I don't like) and "hati tayo" (let's share).  Her teachers are surprised as well.  Of course, there are some words that are still difficult to understand but I know that with constant practice and with God's grace, she will continue to improve.

We are particularly proud that she has maintained her independent nature and would most of the time, refuse our offers for assistance, insisting that she be allowed to do things by herself, in her own way.  Yes, she is stubborn, but I believe that it's her stubborn determination and independence that helps advance inspite of the challenges she has ahead of her.  Now that's what you call a WINNER in the making!

Nina, you make everyone around you so blessed and so proud to be a part of your life.  You really are an inspiration!

our Little Miss Sunshine

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