Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The power of words

So, as many already know, Alvin has apraxia of speech. This means he rarely speaks, and when he does, he's limited in what he can say. So, when he does say something knew, we take note. Well, today was a humongous 'awwww' moment.

For weeks, we'll randomly ask Alvin where hugs/kisses are. Normally, he'll stop whatever he's doing and come over and give whoever's asking a hug/kiss. About two weeks ago, he started answering "Where's Daddy's hugs/kisses?" with "Trash". This was funny, because we've always made jokes about wiping off kisses, etc. We're a fun-loving bunch. The game would go:

Eric - "Where's Daddy's kisses?"
Alvin - "Trash", as he giggled and ran.
Eric would then chase him, capture him and plant tons of kisses on him. Then someone would proceed to tickle Alvin and away we'd go.

Today, we did the same thing, only I decided to ask Alvin where -my- hugs/kisses were. His response?

"My heart".

OMG. I die. I started crying. I couldn't help it. Knowing he really does love us is amazing, but getting to HEAR it is even more amazing.


Rochelle Murty July 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM  

So sweet! Sounds like his speech is coming along nicely :)