Things have been stressful around here for the last few weeks. Vomiting, strep throat, Chris working late nights, both girls fighting for my attention, etc. But there have been some shining moments that have given me the boost I’ve desperately needed. Isabelle had a little boo boo on her hand. I have no idea where she got it, and it was indeed tiny. Nonetheless, she felt like this particular owie should be the recipient of a lot of maternal attention. I kissed it in the car, as I was putting her in her carseat, I oohhhed and aahhhed over it when she started fussing over it while she was watching TV. I suppose it wasn’t enough because she came into the kitchen, holding out her hand and said “boooo boooo” Now, if you know Belle, you know this is a BIG deal. She spontaneously said ‘boo boo’ and appropriately held out her hand for me to kiss it. I was so excited, my heart just filled with pride for her and how much she is developing and learning. We can now add ‘boo boo’ to her ever growing list of words she will use spontaneously. The therapist that comes over to visit weekly is amazed at how well she’s doing and so am I. Thank you Lord for those moments when the clouds break and the sunshine is that much sweeter and brighter for having been lacking.