"Miss Jen" as my two year old daughter, Annistyn, would say is someone super special. When my daughter turned two she qualified for speech therapy. It wasn't that we couldn't understand her... She simply wasn't interested in talking. Of course, as a mom you wonder where you went wrong. What could I have done differently to prevent this? We read books to her all day every day, frequent visitors of local libraries, spent lots of time playing with her, etc.
I wasn't really sure what to expect when we had our first appointment with a speech therapist. I just knew I wanted to understand my child. She was so smart, her comprehension was off the charts, but she just refused to talk. But after meeting Miss Jen and working with her for 6 months... my child is now speaking just as well as anyone else her age. She actually "graduated" from the program and is no longer in speech! I can't believe it and I'm so very thankful!
So when Miss Jen approached me about taking some maternity and newborn photos for her growing family I was so excited to do so! Enjoy the sneak peeks from the session. But first, enjoy this little letter just for you Miss Jen!
Miss Jen, you cared for my child in a way I will always remember. The first time she told us a story, the BIGGEST smile came to my face. You did it! You listened when I had doubts, and gave me great advice. Never once did you judge me or make it seem like I was doing this whole parenting thing wrong. And I sure had my days of doubt. You became more than my child's speech therapist, you became someone I truly admire. Thank you for caring, and thank you for coming into our lives when we needed it the most!