My son is making some great progress. He's now asking for things, usually with a sign, but sometimes verbally. He led me by the hand over to a box of bananas and made the sign for "banana" and then the sign for "more." He's attempting to say more words and sometimes without any prompting at all. I'm pleased with his progress. I wish he'd start speaking in full sentences right now, but, if nothing else, he is teaching me to be patient.
We're still potty-training, sort of. He now calls attention to himself when he uses his diaper and makes a face. He notices when his diaper is dirty and he doesn't like it. And, he usually wakes up in the morning with a dry diaper. So maybe we're heading in the right direction. Again, he's teaching me patience.
Maybe God sent him to me to remind me to slow down, to enjoy each day, and to celebrate the small things that I've always taken for granted with my other kids.