Saturday, June 1, 2013
Feeding Anna Mei
I watched last night as my sweet treasure, Jillian, picked up the pork chops pieces off of her little sister's plate (with her fingers) and fed it to her. This is huge on so many levels. First, she touched this food with her fingers which for a kiddo with tactile defensiveness is a miracle in itself. She picked up the pieces of meat with her bare hands and used those same sweet fingers to put them in Mei's mouth. Though she would never at this point feed herself with her fingers, she is beginning to use them to feed others and that is huge progress! This little girl, my sweet Jillian, who so many thought would never connect with anyone was caring for her Mei Mei. The one who we were told would never learn much and would never be connected to life is accomplishing so much and loves so deeply. She is bonding with this sweet little sister whom God has given her and it is miraculous! She cares so much for her and I see signs of it everyday! There she was last night tenderly feeding this little one-her sister-piece by piece. This is such a great sign of the bonding that is taking place day by day as these two learn to live beside each other.