One Year Home!

On : 21 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

This week was the one year mark since the first day we met Jian.  In some ways it is hard to believe that an entire year has gone by already.  On the other hand, it feels like she has always been a part of our family.  I explained to her that Tuesday was a special […]

Week Two

On : 13 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!  I couldn’t have asked for a greater gift than seeing my child happy and excelling toward her goals.  Today began the second week of her intensive physical therapy.  We arrived a couple minutes late, so I drove her right up to the door and asked her to take her cane and […]

Post Testing

On : 13 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

When I was in middle school math class, my teacher happened to be my best friend’s dad and was a great mentor to me.  He taught us one day the importance of setting specific goals with specific time frames, writing them down and working toward them.  That concept really clicked with me, and I have […]

Almost Done!

On : 11 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

Jian woke up bright and early feeling great today.  After she released all of that frustration yesterday, she was the back to her loving, sweet self for the rest of the night.  She worked for 3 hours from one activity to the next to the point of complete exhaustion today.  She has been working on […]

Week 3

On : 10 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

Toward the end of the first week of this therapy, I remember thinking that I wish she could just do this all summer.  Now I am so glad it’s almost over!  She is exhausted and so am I.  I think because she is physically exhausted, she is having huge emotional breakdowns on a regular basis.  […]

Hitting the Wall

On : 6 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

When I used to do intensive occupational therapy with very young children, about 2/3 of the way through their 3 week program, they would all inevitably seem to “hit the wall.”  When I would walk in that morning, they would take one look at me, arch their backs and start screaming.  They were sick of me […]

Working to Exhaustion

On : 4 June, 2014 | Category : 2014

Before we began this intensive program I was worried about 2 things: That Jian would not be cooperative and that she would not be physically able to tolerate all of the work that her muscles would be asked to do.  Everyone has been praying, and neither of these has been a problem.  Jian worked so […]