Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Words

Micah understands...

nigh-night
nappy nappy
bye-bye
Micah-Mikey

...and a few other words.
He very clearly says "Mama" now and means it. He repeats many sounds and, yesterday, when we paid a visit to the icon hanging in the hall, Micah said "Jesus" for the first time. It sounded more like "Suss-suss" but I knew who he meant and I think Jesus must have, too. I love teaching this to little ones. It's wonderful to hear the Holy Name among a child's first words. "Jesus loves Micah," I tell him, "Micah loves Jesus"--the first catechism lesson and the one that contains them all.