One year ago today, we brought our sweet girl home after six weeks in the hospital. She couldn't sit unassisted, vomited regularly, and we weren't sure that she even remembered our house when we arrived home. I recall how overwhelmed I felt, scared that she would never progress from that point, and asking God to give me peace as we dealt with so much uncertainty.
So here we are, one year later. Miss Maia has come so far. Physically, she has regained her strength and probably about 75% of her function. Cognitively, Maia has made progress as well. She definitely knows home, family, and friends who adore her. She's finishing up her first session of summer school and will have another session in July. We can tell that Maia comprehends much of what we tell her. And her stubborn and mischievous streaks often shine! :-) She is beginning to participate in very simple tasks, like carrying dirty clothes to the laundry or putting silverware in the sink. It brings joy to our hearts to see these small steps forward!
Our ongoing prayer is for Miss Maia's speech to return. She is babbling and beginning to make some sounds that we (and her teachers) think are words. We hope that these are the first steps in finding her voice again, we can tell Maia has a lot to say - lol!
And we praise God for his faithfulness over the past year as he has slowly healed (and continues to heal) our sweet girl!