Thursday, August 18, 2011

Praising....

One year ago, we started Occupational Therapy with Jada - both through our school system (AEA) and through a private practice. When she was tested in the private therapy, she wasn't even able to complete many of the tasks for a 3 year old and so began her long year of many therapy visits each week. Today, our therapist said it was time to retest Jada and see where she is now. I had all I could do to sit there and not sob in that office - this little girl, that just two years ago was working on potty training, sleeping through the night, learning to walk and run - is now doing things that every other little 5 year old can do! She passed all of her three year goals, zoomed through the four, and then passed all but 2 of her five year goals - and one she didn't pass just because she was lining the pennies up on the lines meticulously (yes, she has a BIT of her OCD mom in her!!) instead of quickly getting them in the square shape. Yep, this tough mom that hardly ever sheds a tear, had all she could do to keep her composure. I am so proud of this little girl - she is determined that she can AND WILL do what all of the other kids are doing and she won't stop until she gets there!

We will only be seeing our OT once a month now and that may end soon if she continues on this path. I thank God daily - and I do mean daily - for each and every one of the people that work with our Jada. (She has a bunch - you should see her IEP meeting!!) Each of these dear therapists has taken our little one under his/her wing and truly helped her to fight for what is deep, deep inside and needs to come out. They are amazing people - they know their stuff and we feel God provided for us through them.

Jada is our fighter - she may have had us scared when we got her in China - but God had big plans for her AND for us! She is a joy - and she challenges me often - because I think - if Jada can do it - why can't I?? She has truly overcome SO much in her short little life - I can't wait to see what the next years bring!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I had absolutely NO DOUBT that our little Jada would move forward -- and she will continue to do so. God does have BIG plans for her!!

Gma of 7

Jess and Tim said...

AWESOME!!! Yay Mei mei!!! God did have big plans for her...and your family as well! We too are so proud of her! (ok this ity bity part of me misses the woo-woo) LOL So so so happy for her!!!

Kim K. said...

Continued blessings to your sweet Jada. What fabulous milestones.

Brandi said...

That's amazing Becky! I'm so happy to hear how far Jada has come! God ALWAYS has a plan...and He has a big one for this little girl!

Adrienne said...

What an awesome picture and such great news!! Praise God for Jada's determination. A great lesson to us all. Love from Texas!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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