Sunday, April 22, 2007

Farewell, dear friends

This week we say goodbye to our Early intervention therapists. Those that have been with us from the time Amanda was a few months old, through good times and bad. I knew that this day would be here sooner rather then later, but I was unaware of how truly sad I would be to see everyone go. They have been thru everything with me and my Peanut...her constipation, pnuemonia, vision issues, surgeries....add in all my neurotic worries about walking, talking, eating, you name it, I have vented/stressed to my therapists. They not only have given my daughter the best therapy sessions pushing her to her greastest potential, they have been my ear that I could bend. I can tell them my deepest worries without judgement on their part. They have seen it all. Willing and able to give advice or comiserate (spelling?). What next? How well will the next set of therapists stack up to such amazing providers of OT, PT, Speech, Developmental, vision and we have been so lucky to have had help us. Well, we will let you we start school on Monday next week...I'll fill you in.
On a final note, if my "TEAM" is reading this, you are all amazing people, god sent, truly gifted talented caregivers, and any child who has you as their provider is blessed.
Though words are not enough, to express out gratitude, THANK YOU!


Mauzy said...

Oh it is so sad to move on from those that are so familiar with our kids. But keep in mind, if you have a really, really good one- and I don't mean the emotional attachment- keep that person in mind to "hire" for private time during the 3-5 year period and transition time. We did this with our DT and she is still with us and Nash is 6. We keep her in the loop, shows up at after school care to help out when we can pay and she can attend, and comes to our IEP meetings. She is great!

sherriknits said...

I so know and understand the pain of losing those who have meant so much to us. Our son had the same therapist for 11 1/2 years and we considered ourselves very blessed. She's still someone we can call on but it's just not the same. However, we have great people there for us.

mum2brady said...

I've been in your shoes - and it is hard!!! I hope that your new team is as wonderful as your EI team :) I still keep in touch with Brady's DT :) She is an amazing woman and such a help when I have questions or need support - still - even though we left EI two years ago :)

I hope Amanda has a wonderful transition and loves preschool :)

Christine and Brady