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Thankful Thursday

"Life if full of give and take.  Give thanks and take nothing for granted."

Happy Thankful Thursday!  I thought the quote above was very befitting for what I want to give thanks for this week.  Y'all know, a lot of times we take our small victories for granted.  It could be finding a parking space at the front of the store, $5 in the bathroom stall at Target, etc.  However, I've learned to truly live life taking nothing for granted.

As y'all know, JJ has been in speech therapy for two months now.  His therapist comes out twice week.  While she's here she's teaching us different communication technique like sign language, but she also works with him on getting him to actually make some sort of verbal communication, be it a noise or word.  And the for the longest, he had been throwing these major tantrums.  He cried so much at her visit after Thanksgiving that he cried himself to sleep.

And even in his sleep, he was still kind of sniffling.  That was by far one of the hardest sessions for me.  I didn't have a breakdown while she was there, but that night I let myself have an ugly cry y'all.  I just felt helpless that I couldn't help him not be so frustrated to the point that he had a meltdown of that magnitude.   That guilt that I've mentioned on here before wanted to flare up, but I didn't let it.  So, Monday's session got cancelled due to an emergency with his therapist.

I didn't sweat it.  I keep a prayer journal in which I write down my prayers everyday that I pray to God and myself at night.  So, I've been consistently asking God to please let us have a meltdown free session.  To just help JJ unwind and adjust to having this stranger all up in his space.  Kids he can handle but not adults.  Last night, really meditated on him having a great session today.

Low and behold, he did!  We had zero meltdowns.  No tears or anything.  He did really well and I could tell his therapist was shocked.  She's so used to him running to hide as soon as she comes in door.  But today God gave him a sense calm and at ease when she was here.  We built castles, counted blocks, named the colors and even got him to verbally respond to a few of her questions.  Of course, everything was answered with a "No!" but we'll take it! 

This is progress and I'm thankful for it.  It's a little step compared to how far we still have to go to get him talking but I'm still don't take it for granted.  I'll keep putting this in my prayer journal because truly the less meltdowns he has the more productive our sessions can be.  I holding on to the hope that an "I love you, Mommy" is right around the corner!

What are you giving thanks for?

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  1. Amen. Every setup and setback indeed is from God. I'm thankful that you are praying mother. I think so many children out here aren't covered and why we are having so many issues in our communities.

    Today I am just thankful for a sound mind and the sense to know that unanswered questions won't always be. I'm thankful that my faith is made stronger in my waiting and believing for those things I ask for in prayer.

    Happy Thursday!

  2. YAY!!! What a great win! Such progress for lil man. Definitely something to be thankful for.
    I wish this was a linkup! I love this series. (I copycatted you today on the blog)

  3. I'm so happy for you all. That is a major win. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers.

    Do not feel guilty. I know that's easy for me to say but I've been through the speech therapy frustration... Every child will have his or her own successes, but I can tell you, I've never regretted my decision to use those services for my kids. I'm so proud of all of them.

  4. This is awesome. I pray things keep progressing!

    I'm thankful for communication and my honey having the sense and concern enough to ask me what's wrong.

  5. So happy for this things will get better as you keep progressing. I never thought about keeping a prayer journal very good idea

  6. Wow. This blessed me. I love the fact you have a prayer journal. Something I need to really invest time. Thanks for sharing!