Today we celebrate.

Remember this? CLICK HERE. "One Cherry Socks". That was Saturday, September 27, 2008. The day we started Kerri's speech therapy for her severe phonological delay. At that time, we barely understood her half the time, and most people hardly understood her at all when she talked.

After over three years of speech therapy, we are almost done. Yes, you read that right. Today I met with, among others, Kerri's speech language pathologist. Kerri is now clearly understood most of the time. So Kerri will be ending her phonological speech therapy sessions at the end of this year. That is a month from today.

I cried. In front of everyone, and I was not ashamed. They were tears of happiness and joy. My beautiful, smart, happy little girl has come a long way since "One Cherry Socks". Thank you to the three wonderful speech language pathologists that have been working so very hard with Kerri the past three years to bring us to this point. Kerri always has a lot to say, and now she can say it clearly thanks to your dedication to your profession and your commitment to Kerri. We will never forget you.

Kerri still faces lots of therapy for other things. But that is a post for another day. Today we are going to celebrate this huge milestone in Kerri's life. She did it! She worked hard, and she is now a success story. And trust me, you have not heard the last of her yet - not if Kerri has anything to do with it. That girl loves to talk!

Life with Kerri is happy today.