Wednesday, August 19, 2009

more progress! YES!

It's a day to day thing. Sometimes there are a string of days when Elliott screams and won't look at us and nothing seems to make him happy. But then there are days like today and yesterday. He said goodbye to everyone at preschool as he strolled down the hall. Ryan took him to a friends house and he played cars with Ben and his little friend Peregrine. Not on the other side of the room. Not next to them. WITH them. All I want is for him to be happy and balanced and have meaningful relationships with other people. On days like today, I can see it. But the waiting, the tedium of these incremental improvements, the time--sometimes it can feel unbearable. But we look back at 6 months ago and see a completely different boy and so we just keep doing everything we can.


Jillian Sandler said...

You guys are amazing parents, and although the progress seems slow on a day to day basis, to us on the outside we see the massive jumps E has made. He has grown up so much and will continue to. He is such an incredible little boy, and before you know it he is going to grow into himself.
Love you guys sooo much!

Jillian Sandler said...

That last comment was from Morgan. He didn't realize he was on my profile. I feel the same way though! I love you guys~