ECI-early childhood intervention, has been a big help. We have two therapist who come out twice month to work with Izzy. They are great. They connect with not only Izzy, but with me. I am grateful.
However, there are times, like today, where I can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Yes, Izzy is doing great. She’s rolling, sitting on her own, likes to stand, wants to crawl, has taken to solids, she’s energetic, she’s teething, she’s cooing and “talking”. Basically she’s on track. Which is wonderful. But there’s a but. I hate that there’s a but. At least in my head. BUT, is it enough? I pray it is.
More than anything in this world I want my daughter to be successful. I want her to have every opportunity out there. So I ask myself, are we ding enough? Yes, we are hands on, but could we be doing more? Frankly, I often forget she has DS, until it’s time for therapy. Am I doing her a disservice by “forgetting”? I hope not.
I have high expectations for Izzy. Even before she was born and we were told all this, I had, and still do have, high expectations for her. DS isn’t who she is. It’s what she has. It makes things challenging. It requires us to be positive. It requires us to go that extra step. It requires us to leave our comfort zone behind. We read to her. We sing. We play. We talk all time. We hold her. We let her problem solve. We pray. We ask questions. Lots of them. Are we doing everything we can to assure our daughter is successful. I pray so.
What I know is that with God’s grace and guidance, we will do everything we can to assure that our Izzy is successful.