Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Selah is 9!

Selah celebrated her birthday on December 5--as you can see, we have had a very busy December! Both of the girls have had a lot of practice opening gifts and downing sugary treats! This is only Selah's 2nd birthday she has celebrated--this time Selah anticipated what was coming and was super excited. For her birthday, she just wanted fuzzy stuff, so fuzzy stuff is what she received--fuzzy clothes, fuzzy blankets, fuzzy animals--she loves texture. It is obvious she has some sensory issues--touch, smell, noise--she is quite sensitive to all of it.

Selah's past year has been full of adventure--some exhilirating, some pretty interesting, yet all useful. We are still in the process of learning how to be a part of a family. As we have battled through several behavioral issues, several "institutional symptoms", we are in a period of relative peace around here. Yes, her actions are very much to blame at times, yet we are finding our reactions can make or break the situation.

As we celebrated Selah's 9th birthday, I rejoice in the fact that she has a family, she is loved! I also look forward to what this next year will bring--we are praying for healing of her broken heart and the peace within her that she has no doubt she is loved. Now that would be a great gift for her before her next birthday!


Jean said...

Happy Birthday Selah!!

Anna is very sensitive to noise too- she cannot stand the flushing of the toilet. Sarah is very tactile- wants to cut the tags off of clothes, etc.

This is such an interesting journey. It never ceases to amaze me! Sometimes I think okay, we got this down only to realize noooo, we don't, here comes another hurdle!

Jean said...

BTW- Selah is a beautiful birthday girl!

I couldn't get together in December (too busy )but let's plan something for Jan or Feb!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday dear Selah! I think that a birthday full of cake, ice cream and "fuzzy" things sounds perfect for a 9-year-old girl!!