Monday, August 07, 2006

My closest friends and family will enjoy this post.

Here are some pictures taken not long ago of the kids enjoying summer. Water balloons, kiddie pools, sunshine and smiles. I have a feeling these lazy days of summer will be over much too soon. We are soaking up as much of the laid back routine as we can. Loving every minute of free time and no demands from our day. At least not that many.
The reason my friends and family will love this one is if they look closely, they will see Wyndham standing up on our sloped driveway...she's just doing her own thing. I can't thank her therapists at Hope Network enough for their efforts with her and fro pushing her to make constant progress.
A week ago I had just gotten the call that I was a finalist for the CK Scrapbooker of the Year contest. I may have mentioned that a time or two here. =) SO, it was a good Monday, a neat way to kick off a great week that I had. Now, just minutes ago, Wyndham looked right at me and said clearly and distinctly, "Momma". She makes various sounds and says an occasional word...but this time it went straight to my heart.
I didn't know anything could top my news from last Monday. Having Wyndham say "Momma" just did the trick. I wonder how I can top that next week? =) Never mind. I'm just gonna sit and enjoy the moment I just had, and relish in the miracle that just rang clearly in my ears. Happy Monday to you too!


Portia said...


Congrats to you both! It must have been an incredible feeling! So happy for you both!!

--Portia in Oregon

Anonymous said...

Oh Jody,

I am happy for you, too. And I don't even know you. I think that "Momma" must be the most beautiful sound to any woman's ears ...and especially to yours after all that Wyndham has been through.

Enjoy this day!!


annette said...


Wyndham is such a blessing and what joy it must have been for her to speak your name...the love we feel for our children is more than words can enjoy the moment and enjoy it over and over again.


shawnna said...

how awesome --
so happy for you!!

caren said...

Wow..awesome Jody!

Sheila said...

I think MOMMA is one of the most beautiful words in the world - especially when uttered by my daughters - can't imagine how much more wonderful it is for you to hear it from Wyndham :) Love you you all :)

Cris said...

Wow! How awesome! Way to go, Wyndham! :D

Anonymous said...

Hooray Wyndham! I knew she could do it!!
I came across your blog while reading Whitney's blog over here in GR. What a great testimony. I am now a faithful reader of nitty gritty and hug my kids a little bit more every day.

More transition at Hope Network. Maybe I'll see you (and Wyndham) again soon! Keep smiling "Momma!"

Janna...the "old" speech therapist

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh What a precious event... You are planning on journaling this aren't you? Thanks for sharing this with us...Even hearing my 16 year old son yell "Mom" --- adds sweetness to a sound I SO often take for granted. Thanks for helping us relish the simple joys God gives us daily!! Bless you Jody!!! Cindy

Janna said...

How sweet! :)

And your photographs are amazing! You must have the greatest photo albums!

Joyous said...

Hey...I see that you're a finalist for the scrapbooker of the year contest!! So cool! Can't wait to see your stuff!

Jenny said...

Happy Day!

Yea Wyndham!!!! Definately can't wait to see that journaled with that photo of your sweet girl! The first time they say "momma" and the first soggy cheerio they share with you are always etched in a mothers heart! (well, mine anyway!)