matty’s appointment went SO well yesterday! thanks for all your comments, emails and phone calls. i feel so supported, loved and encouraged. it’s funny because, i felt so alone, but its amazing to hear what each of you are facing. life is sometimes scary and unpredictable and we each face challenges every day. but life is also so beautiful and we have to face those challenges head on and just LIVE!

so we were referred by our pediatrician (i initiated the request for a speech evaluation) to see a speech and language pathologist at french hospital. she is such a nurturing and kind person. which is perfect for mattty and for me in my fragile state πŸ™‚ i told matty we were going to go play with a new friend. she had all kinds of fun toys for him to explore. she asked me a lot of questions and was very encouraging. she thought he was adorable (he’s got her fooled, at least for the moment!) and very engaging. He was polite and very responsive to her directions. She did feel that his articulation was a bit behind, so that is what we are going to focus on in our twice weekly therapy sessions. david already has two therapy sessions a week, so, i was nervous about scheduling, but that worked out perfectly as well! She said she feels giving him a boost with speech therapy will help him catch up quickly. she also felt that having an older brother with a disability can sometimes casue a little delay in speech. steve and i have discussed this possbility before.

the photo is of a necklace i just made for a friend. aren’t the names just too darling?! this would be such a great mother’s day gift for a sister, grandma, friend. i know, shameless plug here. but i am just having so much fun with these necklaces and i think they are so personal and precious.

check out lindsey’s new blog-imperfect. there is a link to the right. happy thursday!!