sometimes i watch fun shows on netflix and have a treat with patrick for a date.
other times, i think we do things like that to unplug our brains from reality for awhile.
rather than dating, we are just together avoiding stuff.
hard things come, you know.
last week i watched elijah pick at rocky dirt with tiny sticks.
he soon abandoned the sticks and went at it with his fingernails. which by the way,
are looking mighty spooky, as he hates having them clipped nearly as much as brushing or haircuts. hates.
he was determined to break up that hard ground.
our next thing toward helping elijah is coming up quickly.
elijah has an awesome team of interventionists and therapists.
even though i am comfortable with these people who will be working so hard with our son,
i am a little anxious.
thirty hours each week.
that's how much time will be spent on aba with elijah.
with time spent at home, at school, out in the community,
he'll be gaining skills to help him make awesome progress!
it's just the whole thirty hours thing. it has put a knot in my stomach.
i've been watching videos on youtube of aba sessions like it's my job. it is my job, i guess.
and being informed and prepared, knowing what to expect; it's helping us relax about this.
watching the videos is encouraging and scary. it seems that getting started is often incredibly difficult.
i mean, who loves people coming in and fussing up their routine, pushing them to work hard?
i do not have my hand raised for that.
i'm excited to be able to watch all of this unfold.
i'm grateful for the wonderful people the lord has brought to us
to help elijah be the very best kid ever! we're confident that the lord will be using
each moment of each hour of this intervention to show his glory for our good.
the angel of the lord encamps around
those who fear him, and delivers them.
pray for us, pray with us? that we would have strength, of the supernatural variety.
i'll be updating here as we progress.
we are determined to break up this hard ground.
breaking through to the amazing gifts that are buried inside our sweet elijah boy!
let's do this!