Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday!!

Teagan is 2 years old! Wow! She has come a long way over the course of her life. Although still receiving speech therapy and meeting weekly with her Early Interventionist Crystal, she has overcome some obstacles that most children her age never face. And, she has done it with a smile on her face EVERY day!

Teagan, you are the happiest kid I know. The only time you are unhappy is, as Th so eloquently phrased it, when you "...hear the word "NO!" You cry every time, and although it is usually for your protection or safety, you still don't like it. But, with a quick hug and a wipe of a few tears, you smile your beautiful smile and get on with life. I love that about you. Teagan, you have an infectious smile that draws people to you. Strangers in the store and friends at church are always commenting on your beautiful smile and sweet personality. Your teachers at preschool have nicknamed you "Sweet Tea" because of your warm smile and joyful personality. I have a lot to learn from you, my dear!

Teagan, I am so thankful for all the Lord has done for our family through you. Because of you, we have met some amazing people. Mrs. Kathy, Mrs. Susan, and your other therapists have become good friends through working with you. Mrs. Crystal is like a member of the family as she has worked weekly with you now for over 18 months! I know you love her just as much as she loves you! Again, we are so thankful for the many ways the Lord has blessed us through you, and pray you will continue to grow not only developmentally, but spiritually, as well. I love you Teagan Claire!

*Note: a picture will be added upon our return home. Internet connection is intermittent, at best, up in these mountains. :)