have come at Christmas time. Due to complications after birth she suffered
brain damage which made her a very special child. She is one who has overcome
many of the dire predictions of her life and abilities. I know that her successes
are due to prayer and love , and I am so grateful to people for both.
The grim outlook for her as a baby was..."She will never eat solid food, she
will never walk, she will never know you are her parents, she will never play or
learn, she will never talk, we can hope for the best, but prepare for her to be
little more than a vegetable." Always at Christmastime she made her more
astounding leaps. One the Christmas she was three--she squealed with delight
at the sight of the tree being brought in, and that Christmas she took her first
This week angela has tried very hard to speak--something she has never
done before no matter the coaxing. she has been able to say one word since
she was 4 and that word is 'happy". That word kept hope alive in our hearts.
Her little brother, Reagan, always introduces her saying, "This is my sister
Angela, she doesn't talk yet." On his own he has such great faith, and often
speaks of her brain getting better. He is very excited this week for her.
Angela is a joy and a gift; I know that when she speaks she will have so much
to tell us --in her own words!