How do you thank someone who has given you and your child everything? This is what I thought as I drove to my son’s very last session with his Physical Therapist. (He will be transitioning into the school age world and begin with a new PT and OT in September).
Like many kid’s diagnosed with SPD my son is big on following the plan so we had discussed and “planned” his goodbyes. As his therapist got out of her car my son bounced towards her from the edge of the playground where we had planned to meet for Physical Therapy. With a smile from ear to ear he handed her the thank you card he had carefully selected a few days before. He then blurted out “I love you” and jumped about with sheer joy as she opened her card and looked over the gift card he had chosen for her from his favorite doughnut shop. With a smile rivaled only by his she thanked both of us telling my son how nice it made her feel. After a quick picture of the two of them together the session went on as usual.
Maybe I was caught up in all the emotion of their exchange or just feeling the weight of the uncertainty that lies ahead, but I almost cried watching them interact. She has always had a way of making my son feel like a million dollars, while at the same time gently prodding him into trying things he would never do for just about anyone else. Watching them together is like magic. …continue reading