Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Is it Thursday again already? Gosh, the days fly by. I'm having one of those "out of sorts" kind of days so it seems pretty important to stop and consider what I am thankful for!
  • We are one step closer to our new home. Met with the mortgage loan officer and have a locked in interest rate. The closing date (May 24) seems so far away, but I know it will be here before we know it!
  • I'm not great at taking the time to reflect on how far the kids have come, but this week we had a kindergarten round-up meeting for Matthew (since he will start next fall). The principal was talking about sharing time (show and tell) for the kids and it occurred to me. Last year, Matthew had a very difficult time with this. I remember his teachers saying that he was not able to clearly communicate with his peers due to his limited English vocabulary. Although he still struggles with word finding at times, Matthew has come so far. To think about how much English he has gained... WOW! He will be able to participate fully in sharing time. I'm excited that he will be a kindergartner in a few months (and a bit sad, too)! Here's to the class of 2026!
  • And Maia... she LOVES trotting (her attempt at running) in any open space she can find. Nine months ago, we were worried about cortical blindness and that she might never set up on her own again, (along with many other issues). It is wonderful to see her go! 
  • Thankful that our new home has lots of yard space for both kiddos to run and explore, they will have so much fun!
  • Last Saturday, we had the opportunity to be part of the filming of a music video which honors parents of children with special needs. It was humbling to be in a group of over 100 families and their children. And to make it even more wonderful? I got to share this experience with my friend Amy, her daughter Nicole, and their family! More to come on the video this fall!
  • Thankful for the gentle reminders God gives me to keep my eyes focused on Him, instead of the chaotic world around me. I struggle with this on a daily basis, but He is faithful and constant.

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