|Ready for Kindergarten and 2nd grade!|
|Walking to the bus together - hand in hand - He really does love her....|
|Look she lost her first top tooth!|
slow eater. I would have added more e's, r's and y's but it would have run to the next line and look weird.... but you get my point.
Oh, and do you see that Maggie lost her first top tooth? Yep. Happened right before church on Sunday morning. Oh, and we got her hair cut on Sat. for school - I was hoping that it would make it look a wee bit thicker. I think it does....a little bit.
I am still very anxious about the school year. I met with her kindergarten teacher and the hearing impaired teacher yesterday to make sure that they knew about Maggie's steep decline in hearing and that they were more prepared for her. Her next IEP case conference will be in September and I am hoping to gather as much info as I can to know how to best advocate for her.
I told Rod that I kinda feel like everyone (meaning professionals in the hearing-impaired world) have not really given us much info other than here are her hearing aids. I was blessed by God to meet the Director of the Sign language program at Bethel College recently and in just the 30 minutes talking to her and one of the Deaf men at church I feel like I gained oodles more knowledge of how to help Maggie (and our family).
So watching her get on the bus this morning was harder than I anticipated last week. I had been looking forward to school in some ways: finding a routine again, separating my chillun's so I don't hear all the fighting, getting some projects done (finding my house from under the mess of summer)... etc But seeing Jared get on and realizing how big he is getting - being that protective older brother.... Watching Maggie get on that bus, knowing full well that it will be next to impossible for her to hear on that noisy bus and how petite she is next to other kindergartners and knowing that know matter how much I put into place for her she is STILL going to miss things....yeah, it wasn't easy watching them get on the bus.
But I've prayed for them in the middle of the night. We prayed as a family before they left for the bus and I am still praying. I think many times prayer is for the person praying even more so than the person that is prayed for, ya know? :)
I'll fill you in how the first couple of days go. :)
Oh, Tomorrow I will announce who the winner of the Dayspring giveaway is! So go here to sign up!
Living BIG that God will take care of her when I can't...
P.S. For you NMCers, Rod was delegated to find chairs for Pastor Dave for this past Sunday. The chair that Mags is sitting in above is the chair Dave used for a "Time Out" chair. It is my desk chair that I painted blue over the summer. And no, Maggie wasn't in Time Out when the pic was taken. To see the chair in action with Pastor Dave go to NMConline. I just looked - this past Sunday's service is not up yet - probably later today (tues) or tomorrow! :)