Hearing your child’s first word is bliss. However, not everyone is lucky enough to experience this in their life. Briana Blankenship knew the feeling as her five-years-old, daughter, Taylor was nonverbal autistic.
She told Scary Mommy: “We were told that it’s possible that Taylor may never speak.”
But then one day, Briana got one of the most beautiful surprises of her life and she captured it all in a video.
The Alabama mom was driving her daughter to her gymnastics class when they decided to grab something to eat first. So, she pulled into a local McDonald’s parking lot.
Briana explained: “We were on our way there — running late — so I had to go through the closest drive-thru to grab her something that she would actually eat.”
“We rarely eat fast food so she recognized that she was about to get her coveted French fries and started getting excited and giggling in the back seat. That’s when I heard her say it.”
What she heard Taylor saying was the magical word “Mama.”
Briana shared on Facebook: “I am ugly crying in the McDonald’s parking lot and the employees probably think I’m crazy. In the drive-thru I suddenly heard Taylor say ‘MAMA.’ For those of you that don’t know. Taylor is 5 and is nonverbal autistic. She has NEVER said a word. EVER.”
She ended her Facebook post saying:
“I’m pretty sure I held up the drive-thru line but there was no way I wasn’t getting proof of this. I can’t explain how unbelievably grateful and ecstatic I am right now.”
Source – Shareably