Billy has been struggling with speaking for quite a while. He is very smart and observant. He understands words and he can string together sentences, he is just unintelligible a lot of the time. He can't pronounce words correctly or articulate. He gets very frustrated when people don't understand him and often quits, saying, "Nevermind." His sisters and I often translate for him, but sometimes, even we can't understand him. I took him to a screening and subsequent speech testing and he is in a severe at-risk category, so they are putting him in some speech therapy. Today, he was trying to tell me something and I wasn't understanding him. He has gotten to where he often says, "Look in my eyes," thinking that will make us understand him. This time, he told me to say it with him. I tried, but wasn't getting it. When I finally got it, he said, "You need to listen to me when I say something. Allright? Allright. Thank you." It was so funny coming out of a three-year-old. He cannot grasp the concept that it is HIM. He honestly thinks that we are just not listening to him! Poor baby!
I am 40 years old and the mother of three children: two girls, ages fourteen and sixteen; and one autistic/bipolar boy, age twelve. I remarried seven years ago. Scott was the first boy I ever dated in high school, but we went our separate ways. Sixteen years later, God brought us together again through Facebook. I majored in Bible at Tennessee Temple University, with a concentration in Women's Ministries. Someday I would like to complete my degree. I used to work as a newborn photographer in a local hospital, but I had to quit and be a stay-at-home mom for my special needs' son. So, I am finding creative ways to spend my time. I am an avid crafter and dabble in all kinds of medium. I especially love to crochet and paint. I recently taught myself how to sew. I also write books and am a hobbyist photographer.
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