Well, it looks like all the prayers sent our way paid off because I think Lucy qualified for preschool. It takes two weeks for the whole review process to run through the system, but all signs point to yes at this point. Thanks for all the good vibes...we felt them coming in thick.
I was thankful almost to the point of tears in the evaluation as I sat surrounded by five amazing specialists who totally knew their stuff. One was giving me interesting tid-bits about vision loss and how to help. Another was analyzing Lu's cognitive abilities, another was getting her laughing doing a beanbag toss. They pointed out to me things that Lucy does that I hadn't even noticed before. And I sat there and thought: "this is exactly what Lu needs."
So the fact that I think she qualified makes me SO happy....and also a teeny bit uneasy.
Maybe the uneasiness is due to the fact that I haven't signed anything yet and details are still up in the air.
But I think it's mostly because she's my baby. My last baby. And I really really really really like her...a lot. She's genuinely so fun to be around these days (most of the time). She's learning by leaps and bounds and I love to watch her soak it in. I've never sent another one of my kids to preschool or Joy School so young. And your baby is the one you're supposed to cling on to with all your might until the state says you have to let her go to Kindergarten.
And then I think about what an opportunity this is for her to grow and develop as she should with a team that can help both of us more than we can even comprehend right now. And that makes me feel a lot better.
So thanks again for sending prayers. Thank you thank you thank you.