Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.
Friday, September 30, 2011
OK, So I know I'm her Mama, but this right her is just pure cuteness. My girl has gone through over 300 hours of therapy since she has been home. She is almost 4 years old. Selfishly it can be exhausting, and some days I feel like we have made NO progress. But this video does give me some hope. My girl is a smarty pants, I have no doubt about that. But I will be honest and saying we have concerns. Both Marc and I feel that there is something that is just "off" with her development. We worry. But this is the hard part, I ask her therapists and teachers and they all fall back on moments like this video. She can memorize the "Pledge of Allegiance" and she taught herself her letters and numbers even before her big sister. So what I hear from her teacher when I question her development is, "I think Finn is doing great, she is the only one who knows her letters." But our intuition is that something is off... the simple things for Finn are so much more difficult. And finally we found someone who is willing to listen. Someone who came highly recommended. Someone who, hopefully, will be able to see through her wide open, friendly personality and see what we see. And part of me hopes that they will tell me what all the others have told me, "Finn is great. Her speech will catch up and she will be just fine by the time she starts Kindergarten." and the other part of me wants them to see what I see and give me an action plan, a diagnosis. We are thinking there may be a processing disorder, but we shall see. I would love to either rule it out or get to work on it! But I'm nervous too. Her appointment isn't for another 3 weeks...oh the torture of waiting. I would love prayers that she receives a correct diagnosis, whatever that may be so we can move forward. I'm so lucky that I get to snack on those cheeks everyday, my happy place :)