Some things take time… A tree growing, cooking a roast, traveling around the world, and Harper graduating from the developmental clinic. But today, two years later, she finally did!
We’ve had two appointments in the past week- Harper’s two year well-check and the developmental testing today. She is right on track with her growth, staying steadily in the middle “normal” range, and for the first time since birth her head circumference is actually on the chart. It’s still in the top percentile, but it’s on the graph!
Developmentally speaking Harper is exactly where she should be. She excelled on her tests today, scoring at her age and higher in all areas. They were wowed by her speech development, and impressed with her attention and determination to the tasks presented to her. I was one proud mama!
The highlight of the visit today was talking with Dr. D, the doctor who assessed Harper the day she was born. He told me he remembers seeing her and thinking how perfect she looked, and being shocked at the scans of her brain that indicated a totally different story. He said he makes sure he shows the team her images and her records so that they realize what an incredible story she has. “Absolutely amazing” was repeated over and over again… And while I know and agree that God’s work in Harper is absolutely amazing, these appointments are such a great reminder to me to embrace the miracle we’ve been given and to thank God for what He has done and is continuing to do in our family. There really will never be enough time to fully express all the gratitude I have for the gift we’ve been given.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. –I Corinthians 15:57