The first week of Quint’s new beginning is under our belts and I am so filled with gratitude for the outpouring of love I received after my last post. What a tremendous flow of support and encouragement – love and “been there/done that” boosts of confidence. We have truly been blessed by it. Thank you to those of you who took the time to send an e-mail or note to me. I was so touched and read and re-read every word.
I am so anxious to see the good things that will come from Quint’s new school experience. Already – yes, after just a few days – we were able to recite the days of the week with each other. This is HUGE here. And no, he didn’t have them memorized – but a large part of Quint’s struggle is even in repeating what you say. He was able to repeat them back to me with little to no struggle. We were blown away! I knew they were working on it at school – but Hello! That’s what I call short-order speech therapy!
I am so encouraged, friends. This has been the longest trial for us. We have all been so heavy in our hearts carrying the burden of this unknown and I have renewed hope that we are going to see such a change in our boy. We are literally praising God for the opportunity Quint has to attend this school.
I know he was unsure the first day. And the second day he was still a little scared. But by the third day, he cheered when he saw the bus coming up the street to our house. That’s my baby! Before he got on the bus I reminded him to be obedient for his teachers, and to be a friend to someone who didn’t have anyone to play with. He smiled and said “me will!”
It’s been a challenge to say good-by to naptime. He’s only 3, after all. But his bus staff is great! He’s in a five-point harness and falls asleep every day on the way home from school. It leaves him a little bit groggy and serious when he gets home – but I’m just glad he’s getting 30 minutes in!
All in all – it was a great week for Quint. We are truly encouraged! I know as soon as we get the "new schedule” down – it will be Summer and time to go La Cabin! What a great reward for all of his hard work!
Love to all for lifting us up this week ~ we’re gonna be great, one day at a time…