I believe miracles still happen though they may not be as noticeable as those we read about in the scriptures or magazines. I've learned in order to recognize something you have to be looking for it.
The 2nd counselor in our Bishopric bore his testimony yesterday on miracles. It was a sensitive subject for him I could tell but I felt the Spirit bear witness to me that yes miracles do happen and are all around.
After we came home from church the kids watched a church video. When I looked up, Christ was performing different miracles. Both of these instances reminded me of Elder Holland's Oct 2014 conference talk. In it he said, "Believe in miracles."
We had a miracle happen today.
Throughout Elise's therapy session and at dinner tonight she was able to discriminate the different photos shown on the ipad and touch the one picture she wanted. I could see her eyes look at each of the pictures and her hand hit the one picture she wanted then it would speak for her. I didn't have to prompt or do hand-over-hand, she just did it by herself over and over again.
Some may say "so what?!" For me it was a miracle. I can't even begin to think of how long we have worked on this. Kids with autism have a very difficult time understanding that a picture of a horse is the same thing as a toy horse or real horse. For her to understand that a picture of a toy means the actual toy is such a big step. It opens up so many doors for us now.
Granted this is just a beginning of her understanding but it will lead to her being able to tell us so much more on the ipad and touching pictures in books when we ask, "Where's the cat? or Touch the ball."
It was so wonderful because she was actually telling us what she wanted. She was communicating with us and yes I believe that is a miracle!
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!