This is kind of a personal-ish post. A long time ago, I posted a question asking about Turtle Talk With Crush and my daughter’s special needs. I don’t think anyone would remember this, so to recap, my seven year old has a genetic condition that affects her speech muscles. It is very difficutl to understand what she is saying, and she relies mostly on an ipad app to speak to people outside of her family. We are getting ready to go to the hospital tomorrow for her to have what we hope is her final in-patient surgery on her speech muscles. Chances are very high that this surgery will bring her speech almost to “normal.”
As we are packing her hospital bag, she told me that she is not nervous because the doctors are going to help her talk better, and she is hoping that when we are able to visit the princesses again she’ll be able to talk to them with her own voice. It was such a sweet moment, I didn’t even realize this was something she felt she had been missing out on. I’m not sure that princess visits will be happening during our upcoming August trip, but I hope her dream comes true and she is able to greet at least some of the characters “with her own voice.” (even if from afar!) Definitely something I’ll have my video camera on for!!!