Monday, January 02, 2006

My Sweetie Pie~ Wyndham

This picture would not be possible without the help of modern medicine. You see, Wyndham has had some close encounters with death and we've had doctors (yes, I meant to type that in plural) tell us it's a miracle she's alive. Every day that I go into her room and wake her up, I say, "thank you God for Wyndham in my life." She is a charmer. She doesn't speak, but definitely has ways of letting you know what she wants or that she understands you. She knows about 150 signs- and uses them off and on- but not consistently. She is walking on her own- although that is inconsistent as well. We marvel at her abilities and her desire to try to do certain things. She has a tough spirit- sometimes it is so strong it makes my own spirit look weak. We have no definitive prognosis {Wyndham has a shunt that was placed after a closed-head injury at age 7 months.}; we are told by her doctors to keep pushing her because you never know what can happen. We try to treat her like all the other kids. We live a normal life. I say a lot of prayers for her and mostly leave her issues in God's hands. However He wants her to grow and learn and develop is up to Him. I do what I can as her Mom. On Wednesday, Wyndham will turn 5. It's a day that we never thought we would see- looking back on her critical state. Tonight we had a pre-birthday party. Pizza, cake, ice cream and candles. Wyndham sang along with all of us when we sang "Happy Birthday" to her. It was so cute. Of course I have pictures- and I plan on posting bday pics as well as others of her this week. She deserves a lot of celebrating this week. And I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this little girl's life. Wyndham is the love of my heart!

4 comments:

Jana said...

Happy birthday Wyndham! (LOVE her name BTW!!!) Thank you for visiting my blog, I love your's too and plan on coming back often. You are adorable and nope, I don't mind your run-on sentences at all!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your special little princess! Jody, you are such an inspiration to moms and I am so thankful that you are willing to give us a glimpse into your life!

{change in plans} said...

Happy Birthday Wyndham!

Katrina said...

Happy Birthday Wyndham! I thought I still had an ASL font on my computer, so I was going to "sign" that Birthday wish while I sang....but alas, you'll have to suffer through just my singing. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Wyndham, hey it's my birthday too!