Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A nap sure sounds good

The backyard is hopping with hoodlums of all ages, as they give our trampoline a good workout, and I find myself reflecting over the day with a full heart as I lay here on the couch.  I'm about to head out to book club, but so many of you have been praying and encouraging us, I wanted to just pop on here for a quick update and thank you all for the amazing support you have been giving us.
 Today, we had the first half of JJ's evaluations and testing for several things, among those, the testing for Asperger's syndrome.  Hours of answering questions, thinking about answers, and filling out questionnaires are now behind us.  Tons of prayers from friends, family, and you guys buoyed our hearts and calmed our (my) nervous tummies all day.  I can never thank you enough for that.. it meant the world to us last night, as so many of you responded to my nervous plea on Facebook.  (I love you guys!)

Of course, we have no immediate answers, and won't for several weeks, but the first step is over.  JJ will have one more long appointment in the next couple of weeks but then we should have a few more answers as we begin moving into the public school system, and using some of those great services they provide for educating sweet children who struggle. 

I'm very thankful for the fact that we really, really liked the psychologist.  She had such a sweet spirit and was so personable- not cold and brusque like we've dealt with in the past with these kind of assessments.  I'm also thankful because she was very sensitive to the cost of this process, and is going to work with us on that.  Most of all, I'm just thankful for this moment of rest, knowing we are right where we are supposed to be.  The only thing I'm  not particularly thankful for right this minute, is the fact that my children and the surrounding neighborhood children have trapped a snake in a cage, and he is taking up residence in my backyard as I type.  I could use your prayers because if that snake makes its way into my home, while I'm at book club tonight, I may move out. 

Just kidding. 

But seriously, I might, so please have your couch made up for me with a few blankets and pillows.  Thanks.


Alicia said...

so glad it all went well. i have two family members that are deeply affected by learning disablities and i can totally sympathize with what you're going through. hang in there, sweet friend. never too much than we can handle right? :)
xo, alicia

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Hang in there! Sending good thoughts your way! :)

Little For A Little While said...

I was a teacher, turned stay at home Mama, but there are great services and resources out there for your family and little guy. I hope you get the answers you need and that JJ can find success! Hugs!

The Every Day Extraordinary said...

Glad that the meeting went well--hang in there!!I'm glad you like who you're working with...public school may not be for everyone but they can provide great services when there is a need...and I strive my best daily to provide great lessons for the kids I teach there: ) But you wouldn't doubt that I'm sure: ) Prayers and blessings!!

Sheri said...

My blogger is back in business. Still want that market bag....and still praying for your son. Have a blessed day!

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

So glad to hear that things went well. We love most of the services that have been offered to our son, Caleb, and thank God for providing some really awesome therapists/workers for him!

It's quite a ride though, huh? Praying fro your family!

Jensamom23 said...

What a stressfull day for all of you! Glad it is over and you can focus on snakes! Yuck...I have told my family on numerous occasions that if I ever find a snake in our yard, I'm moving...

Mrs. C... said...

So glad it went well. I know a while ago I emailed you about my new profession. Along with the public school, look for an Educational Therapist in your area. Many of them work with the public schools for timing etc. Being a teacher, turned stay at home Mama, turned Educational Therapist, your boy is my FAVORITE to work with. God will give you the support and wisdom you need to make the right decision. Until you have answers, know that my prayers are with you. Just remember, the sea breeze will smell sweeter in HIS sails.

AS for the snake - TOTALLY agree with you there, and if I lived closer would completely offer my couch. Hey that is the answer, just fly on down for some sunshine!

jociegal said...

Wow - hang in there. I am thinking about you and your family!

Courtney Walsh said...

I've been wondering about this and praying about it, Sasha! (We should catch up!) but so glad to hear that you are feeling peaceful. That is so so important!!!

daisy said...

Glad the testing is over. I'm sure it was anxiety-provoking. No matter what the results are, JJ is still the same sweet boy you've always known. No label is ever gonna change that. One of the things that helped me most after our boy's diagnosis was joining a local support group. Other moms have the best ideas! Blessings...

Kristie said...

I'm just catching up on Blogger as I was on So Cal on vacation and came home Tuesday night. I pray that you and your family get the answers you need, and guidance in what you do find out. My best friends son has AS as well as my husbands cousin and know that it was a struggle to get them both evaluated. But they are both bright wonderful kids/adults ~ one who has just started college and the other on his way to high school.

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