In our continued push to get Miles verbally communicating with us and the surrounding world, we had several small breakthroughs recently. This morning, he was clearly saying over and over 'bye dad' as I was getting ready to leave. Then, the other night he was looking at a picture from his speech therapy of a banana and actually said the word. It's these small triumphs from our Miles boy that brings those ever small slivers of hope that one day he will start talking with us. All we can do is keep those fingers firmly crossed ..