“The term “Elvis Sightings” comes from the book Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Richard Grinker. It’s a one-time utterance or action that comes surprisingly out of nowhere, and then disappears again.”
~From JoyMama’s blog
We were all sitting at the kitchen table and Brandon was reading to Hope. Rhema picked up a tambourine and shook it, making lots of happy racket.
Well, in case you didn’t know it by now, we pretty much love anything she does. (Except puke, smear poop, eat hair, grab, etc.). She is so clever and creative and funny. I cannot begin to convey how much Brandon, Hope and I delight in her, how we enjoy being her family.
We all cheered to her noise-making.
“That sounded great, Rhema!”
She looked very intentionally around the table and beamed.
Then she said,
“Ya weh co.”
It bubbled out of her, full. Completely unprompted, joyful and sincere. A love-offering to us.
“I think she just said ‘You’re welcome.’”
“Yes, I think she did.”
Thank you, sweet Rhema.
(Psst! There was also a Hope-sighting in yesterday’s hurricane):