You know this Christmas tune! "It's the most wonderful time of the year. Where kids have to be tested and therapists are telling you be of good cheer! Oh, it's the most wonderful time of the year..." I've been singing this Christmas tune for the past week because it's once again that time of year where Nathan has to go through the State required tests to continue his Early Intervention services. Unlike Christmas, this time of the year sucks. It's the time of the year where we have to acknowledge what Nathan's not doing that other children his age are and we receive the lovely news regarding his developmental. I struggle with these tests because on a daily basis we don't focus on what Nathan's not doing but what he is doing. On the flip side, I'm also aware of the therapist rationale ~ these tests allow us to recognize Nathan's weaknesses so we can set goals for the next 6-months. I get it but it doesn't make it any easier.
Last week, these tests/reports, my Christmas tune and some bible scripture brought things full circle for our family. On Tuesday, my Aunt sent me an email about Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord. The email spoke about why we are always in such a hurry in life ~ we have deadlines, appointments and schedules ~ rush rush rush. We have fast cars, faster microwaves and we can't wait for anything. I'm guilty. I sent this email to Danny and after he read Nathan's reports on Sunday, I asked him, "what do you think?" His reply, "I know my son, I know what he can do and why does everyone have to be in such a hurry anyway! He'll get it ~ on his own schedule."
I've stopped singing that Christmas tune.
On tap this week: walking and standing up all by myself video, Nathan eating with chop sticks, a thoughtful gift from the Amish and the next Dr. Seuss reveal!!! Have a great day!