The agency Elise has been receiving HI (habilitative intervention) services through called Thursday morning and said they were shutting down their business as of that day. There was no warning sign of it at all so I was completely caught off guard.
What this means for us is that the two developmental therapists who have been coming to our home five days a week for the past 9 months will no longer be working with Elise. I didn't realize how attached my family and I have gotten to both of these fabulous ladies until the tears came. This may not seem like a big deal, but we have formed such a tight bond with them.
One of the neat things about having a special needs child is the opportunity to associate with so many wonderful people. These therapists were just a couple of those who have touched our lives and have greatly made an impact on Elise's.
At snack time we'd meet up at the table and talk while working with Elise. We'd bounce ideas off each other, laugh when Elise would start giggling out of nowhere, and cheer like crazy when she threw food in her bowl rather than the floor. They were great listeners and I loved having them in our home. I am grateful for their persistence with Elise and for believing in her. Most importantly, I'm grateful to them for being mine and Elise's friend.
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!