Well, I survived! I feel like I have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster today. Dropping the girls off at school this morning was so hard. I know, I know—let go mommy! I was comforted when we got to school—the girls teacher and Haven’s Speech Therapist were waiting for us in the classroom. They were so welcoming and so loving. Just what my heart needed. I left them there feeling like my heart was in my throat.
When we got back to pick them up a couple of hours later…wow, the Speech Therapist was waiting for me, with the biggest grin on her face. She was so excited. She had spent about an hour with Haven this morning. She had managed to get Haven to actually make sounds that sounded like words, if that makes sense. She said Haven made “sounds” about 90% of the time. Her response to me? “This child is NOT non-verbal”, “This child CAN and WILL speak”. Oh my goodness, that was enough to bring on the tears. I felt like I had just been given the best early Christmas present ever. Brenda (the therapist) is so confident that Haven is GOING to speak–it is just going to take time. Wow! Hallelujah!!!!!!! There is such HOPE in those words–knowing that my little girl, who has never spoken in her 8 years, is GOING to speak. Actually, we have never doubted, but it is so amazing to hear it from a professional. There is such HOPE in knowing that God is going to take her broken little life and turn it into something that is so beautiful for HIM! We have begun to see it already–this little girl, abandoned in China twice, labeled as a “mentally disabled person” is going to someday sing the praises of Him who rescued her—so loud and so audibly! I can hardly wait.
So, my heart is at peace tonight. I know that we have done the right thing for Haven. I know that she is where she is meant to be, getting the help that she needs. I am so thankful that God has provided a way, not the way I originally wanted, but a better way. Sometimes I can be so stubborn, but He does eventually get through to me—it just takes a while 🙂
On another note, we had our first post placement report done for Haven’s adoption today. It went well—one down, two more to go!
Me and my sweeties before their big day