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Thankful Thursday–belated

Yesterday was a bit of insanity around here. I left the house at 7:15 to help prepare for Jake’s class’ Veterans’ Breakfast. I didn’t get home again until 11:40, after I had picked Cole up from preschool. Tate’s ABA therapist had been in a car wreck on Tuesday, and she cancelled both Tuesday and Thursday sessions, so I had Tate for a few hours on Thursday afternoon. He was dysregulated. He was distracted. Thankfully, I was able to get him to do some homework, but he wanted my undivided attention. Most things around the house fell to the wayside.

So, enough of my “excuses”. I will do my “Thankful Thursday” on Friday. This week, I am thankful for this:



As of November 5, 2012, Cole is developing at a “typical” rate as compared to like-age peers. He is “typical”. As the letter states above, “There are no significant concerns at this time.” I showed this letter to Hubz last night. I asked if I could frame it. This is a first for us.

I am thankful for the preschool screening program that our school district offers. I am thankful that Cole was able to perform “typically” on the screening. I am thankful that my gut was right..and that he is a mostly “typical” kid. I know that at some point in his life, Cole may end up needing something. Or maybe not. For today, I savor the fact that I don’t have to worry more than usual…and endure more testing. I can breathe. And that is a beautiful thing…


Comments on: "Thankful Thursday–belated" (3)

  1. It is a relief to have confirmed what you know in your heart. I know you would not have Jake and Tate any way other than who they are (adorable), but with Cole, he is who he is and from everything I’ve read, you knew his NT nature all along. It just feels to me like if anyone had found Cole to be any way other than what you knew in your heart he already was – not knowing yourself would have been your concern, not any potential disability. xoxo

  2. That *is* a wonderful sigh of relief… both to have confirmation of something you know in your heart AND to have it be a *good* thing! LOL. Happy celebration hugs to you and your family!

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