You've all heard the term, 'music to my ears.'
Well I experienced it last night.
For those of you who follow Chloe's story much at all, you know.... This girl doesn't have the best sleeping habits!
The last two nights, she has woke up at 1, then 2, then 3 a.m. And at 3, she thinks it's time to be up for the day.... she's bright-eyed, ready for breakfast and playing!
Last night, er uh, really early this morning, when her 3 a.m. giggles started, I got a little upset with her. I just talked to her in a tone that she knew Mom wasn't happy. So she started crying.
In attempt to get her to stop crying, I said, "It's okay, Chloe. Mommy's not mad. Just tell me what you want me to do."
Just as clear as day. No hesitation. My little sweetheart asked me to sing.
And sing I did.... lullabies, silly songs, primary songs, anything I could think of. Because when CHLOE asks you to sing, you do it!
While I was singing to her, I just traced her face and played with her hair. She was in HEAVEN! In between songs, I would ask, "Do you like when Mommy sings to you?" She would smile and say, "Uh-huh." That is one of the only phrases you'll hear from her routinely. Somehow Apraxia didn't steal that one from us, and I'm glad. You'd be surprised how far you can get in your communication with someone if the only word they can use is, "Uh-huh."
Apraxia is a funny thing. I wish it didn't plague Chloe. Her voice..... is truly the most beautiful and sweet thing I have ever heard. I wish you all could hear it, even just once to know. I wish I could hear it every day. I wish I knew what she was always wishing for. I never would have guessed that she would ask me to sing, if she could talk. Now I know. Sometimes she just wants someone to sing to her.