To Liam.

Dear Liam,

You did it, you made your way through your first two years of school!!  Your dad and I have been recounting all the ways you have grown in the last two years and it is overwhelming in all the best ways.

You had just turned 3, and finished a year of Early Intervention with 4 hours of therapy a week.

You didn’t have any words, and only a couple of signs to communicate.

You went to school 5 days a week, with 3 hours of therapy a week.

You learned how to follow a schedule and how to communicate your needs and wants.

You gained friendships and even a very best friend.

You learned how to use a device to communicate and were so thrilled to tell daddy and I about the friends in your class.

You began to build sentences with pictures on your device, and then words were quick to follow.

And then. You began to TALK. One word here and there and then the words came faster than we could have imagined.

And then you began inclusion into Ms. Becca’s classroom.

And today you graduate with words and sentences and friends and a very bright future.

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We can not say enough how proud of you we are, Liam. You have taught us what it means to be courageous.  We love you and are so full of pride that we get to be your parents. The best is yet to come.

Cheers to you, Liam The Brave.

XO,

Daddy, Mommy & Molly