Matt made a great analogy of Dumbo’s magic feather and how it relates to little Dash. We’ve recently been working on squatting and coming to a stand from the seated position (in PT). Noah grabs and holds tight to our arms/hands/fingers/hair/lip/eye lid (ouch) when he wants to raise up. He honestly doesn’t need the help, he’s a strong kid, his legs are strong, and his core is much stronger (thanks to those daily sit-ups on the yoga ball). He just lacks the confidence in himself to raise himself unsupported. There are times when he does it all by himself, he just isn’t aware because we “act” like we’re helping him.
Our fingers are his magic feathers.
It’s encouraging and makes us both so proud of how far he’s come.
Our sweet little dumbo… That doesn’t sound quite right, but since you all know the story, it’s appropriate :) Dumbo was pretty darn cute too!
The past few weeks I’ve been searching out possible “playgroup” options to get Noah involved with during the week. I had a few in mind and decided to mention it to one of his therapists to see if she had any ideas (i mention almost everything to them :). Next thing I knew, we were taking Noah to a “pre-pre-school” two days later! The group (parent-child) is through the agency that also provides his physical and play therapy. It’s once a week and is structured like a regular pre-school (play-craft-snack-music-play). Noah did a super job transitioning from task to task, and engaged really well! Both Matt and I are really optimistic about this group and feel really blessed that it came along at just-the-right-time! Coincidence? I think not!
I can definitely feel the hand of God working throughout our lives. Our Heavenly Father is constantly providing every source of encouragement. He is providing for our every need. He is providing Joy in the midst of change and adjustment. I feel gosh darn blessed to be in Rochester, and to have all these options available to Noah. (even though we are far from those we love). ~Matthew 6:25-34