Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Connections Playgroup Part I

The day started bright and early as we had to leave the house for 8:00 in order to arrive on time (adding in traffic and rush hour) for our 9:00 appointment.  This was a play based session where all Sarah had to do was play.  The room was neatly stationed with various toys all designed to encourage different areas of development.  Her favorite was the little slide... I'd bet she went on it close to 100 or more times.  Up and down, over and over.  After being observed by an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Nurse, Speech Therapist, and Speech Pathologist, we all got together (including our EI counselor) and had a 30 minute debriefing.  All the specialists spoke of what they saw in Sarah and we discussed what we were looking for in this particular session. 
I made it clear that none of my kids, Sarah included, have gone or will go to a preschool.  I felt it was important to make my position known early on.  I explained that I want to know where Sarah is at and what I can do in my home to help her learn, develop and reach her full potential.  They seemed open to that and they gave us some leads of groups that may or may not help.  But unless we look into them, we don't really know. 
It was decided also that until the medical tests are done (Genetics and the dreaded MRI), we can't really determine what more to do.  Hopefully those two tests together will be the climax to the last 5 months of attempting to figure out what's up with my little Miss. 
Our EI counselor is coming for {another} home visit on Thursday to discuss the details and findings of today's group assessment.

1 Peter 1: 6-7
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.  These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.  

As I read this, I'll admit that I find that being joyful can be hard.  I'm physically and emotionally tired and some of these trials are really exhausting.  God is faithful though and has promised to stand by me through all of this.  I'm working on laying my fears and pain at His feet and taking delight in my family.

1 comment:

  1. I applaud you for sticking to your convictions! I'm glad they gave you some leads on various groups and pray you find one that is fit for all of you! Continuing to pray and sending (((hugs))) over the miles, friend!



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