Little Voice

15 Jul

Today I turned on some music and caught Maura in the act of singing along.  Miriam’s on a kick with the Flip video camera, recording everything, so it was right there by me and for once, I was able to catch Maura singing along with her favorite band, Great Big Sea.

For someone who only speaks in 1-3 word sentences most of the time, she did a dang good little job, even though she doesn’t use the right words at times.  Now, the cute part of this video?  Maura decided her finger people would be performing (her finger people are just that, her fingers that she pretends are people.)  Notice how they’re singing into the microphone, dragging the microphone around in the middle?  And for some reason, a pen and fairy wand end up in the mix by the end.  I may be horribly biased, but it’s just all too dang cute.

Once again, I find myself grateful for the guys of Great Big Sea.  Something about their music speaks to Maura and because of that, we get moments like this.  Thank you for helping my daughter get her voice out.

And now, I give you Maura, singing to “Sea of No Cares” by Great Big Sea (specifically, the live version off their Courage, Patience and Grit CD/DVD – check it out.)


For those of you not in the know, Maura has (among other things) a disorder called Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  A very easy way of explaining it is that the wiring between her brain and mouth is off, making it hard to speak, on top of a seizure disorder that messes with her memory and motor planning sections of her brain.  So her being able to sing along with a song is a freaking huge deal in our world.  Then again, we’ve always known she’s a bit of a rock star 😉




5 Responses to “Little Voice”

  1. Hannah July 16, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    That was really cute! I especially liked the “Thank you” at the end.

  2. bodi July 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    So beautiful- I love how much Miss Maura loves Great Big Sea … Marcus perked up when he heard the song- “I know who that is, playing in the background, that’s Great Big Sea!” too cute.

    (You can let Maura know they’re his favourite band, too)

    • phoebz4 July 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

      Someday we’ll have to take these two to a concert 😉

  3. Kaylei January 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    I just started reading your blog a few days ago, and I have to say, your whole family inspires me! This video literally brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy that you were able to catch such a special moment! 🙂


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