30 November 2011
Amidst the turmoil of picking on her skin, Julia can surprise me. I am so aware that we are not moving ahead and so scared that this is a plateau in her development that could spell the end of development, and then she does some mind blowing thing. Tonight, she was sounding out her spelling words. Really making each sound and putting them together. This is the fruit of months of work with her reading teacher at school whose patience and perseverance and love of Julia is fully visible each time she sees my girl. And so, Ch-0-p, chop, ch-ar-t, chart, m-u-ch, much, and so on and so on. Making me so happy. Me of so little faith.