Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Tonight, as I was getting ready to prepare dinner, I overheard Dave say to Dylan, "Aw D-dude! I never knew that I was going to love you this much.".

I pretended not to hear, but I heard it. It made my eyes teary, too (although I blamed it on the shallots).

It seems as though Dave is feeling the recent changes as well. The peace. The happiness. This sense of meaning and love. Yes, life is coming together. For Dylan. For Cassidy. For me and for Dave.

Dave also said to Dylan, "It's like we were thrown a curve ball. But, I'm so glad!".

See, this week Dylan has learned to say "Dada". He knows who "Dada" is and will say it with much enthusiasm! I had made Dylan a photo book for Christmas and it's been quite a hit! It contains pictures of me, Dave, Cassidy, our dogs, his favorite toys, his milk, his crib, bath etc. Dylan absolutely loves it and since we've begun looking through it, he has learned to say "Dada", will say "Mama" on my page, point to Cass on hers, sign "bath", "eat", "dog", and most recently will sign "night night" on his crib page.

Ah, I'm such a proud mama and I must say - I, too, never knew that I would love him this much.

We are blessed.


Rachel said...

Way to go! We love hearing about all the little things he is learning and look forward to all those things to come for Aubrey in the new year! May the new year bring your family continued blessings and happiness.

Kim D'Arthenay said...

Laurie! Your most recent post made me cry! That is so exciting!!! Congratulations! Much of what Dylan is doing is such a testament to your family's nurturing. Happy New Year and, again, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Dito to Kim,
You Dave and Cassidy have been such a good family for Dylan.The Lord put him in the right place.I hope I don't come across to strong.We love your posts and all of the rest of the people that read it.
Love & God Bless

Anonymous said...

And this is a perfect example of why you write this blog....love Piecy

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

So wonderful Laurie. I love your videos and seeing little Dylan blossom. Beautiful!

Tausha said...

Great post. I remember when Sam started saying Dada, it brought on a deeper connection between him and his Dad. I can't believe Dylan is signing all those things. Sam doesn't want to sign anything. It gets frustrating but I know he will when he gets good and ready.

The Lehnick Family said...

Tears came to my eyes when I read your post and saw Dylan's video...so sweet.

lisa (tisaboom) said...

That just made me cry! You guys have come a long way and its truley a sign of what a wonderful family Dylan was blessed with. Your his parents for a reason!!!