At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Monday, August 26, 2013

Speaking Love,...

 For a classified 'non-verbal' child,...Isaac is actually a classic chatter-box.

Finding the world exciting, our little guy has a lot to say and he isn't going to let Apraxia slow him down. Fortunately Isaac is blessed with a high degree of self-expression, from body-language to an amazing ability to inflect a single syllable into 101 meanings,...Isaac usually gets his message across.

On the rare occasions when Isaac is having difficulty with communication, he handles it with an unusual amount of grace, not getting into a temper or pitching a fit,...instead with an expression of great patience (with us) he throws every single syllable and sign at his command in a frenetic blur that usually ends with him throwing his arms around us and offering multitudes of kisses,...which is ingenious as it usually yields what he desires.

Then there are those even rarer occasions when words and gestures and even hugs and kisses don't convey what Isaac is feeling. During those times our little one turns telepathic, or tries. 

Often touching forehead to forehead, Isaac gazes deep into our eyes as if to communicate his thoughts to us. Very rare, very beautiful....

So many unknowns for our future,...for Isaac's future,...but he already knows how to speak love,...even if it's just a soulful gaze,...that communicates more eloquently than any spoken word I've ever heard. 

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 
- 1 Corinthians 13:13

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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