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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Griffin's First Day of School

Griffin went to his new classroom yesterday and he seemed to be right at home there, he followed directions and was a good listener just like a big boy. He is growing up so fast and really showing signs of being more mature and acting more his age. Griffin has developed some new skills over the summer through his EI (Early Interventionist) such as taking turns and waiting patiently, he has learned some new Spanish words, and he has been focusing much better with the work that he has been asked to do.

Today I took him into the classroom and he went straight away to his desk and sat down in his chair. I almost cried partly because he is growing up so fast and partly because I am so very proud of him. The other day just out of the blue Griffin said the pledge of allegiance out loud to mom and me, he did such an awesome job pronouncing each and ever word correctly. So I asked him to do it for his teacher and everyone was amazed that he did so well, we all praised him and I think that he was pretty proud of himself too.

Griffin and I are really enjoying our new car, every chance I get we go for a ride and I like being able to go places while he is in school, it's much easier to shop alone. I do miss him lots while he is gone to a full day of school but at the same time I love the peace and quiet and taking things at my own pace. I am truly grateful for all that we have and I will continue to give thanks to the universe for listening to me and answering my wishes.

Griffin had speech and O.T. yesterday after school and he seemed to be very happy to go and his therapists seemed quite proud of him also. He is such an amazing child and I give thanks every day that I am so blessed to call him my own, I feel so privileged to have him in my life. Not a day passes that he hasn't taught me something new has made me a better person and a much wiser mommy and for this I am also grateful. Life is good and I feel more and more capable of overcoming the obstacles that have created challenges in my life. Griffin has been overcoming his obstacles/challenges so then why can't I?


gretchen said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is going so well! I hope your happy mood continues- you deserve to feel good!

Griffin is a lucky kid!!

mcewen said...

Wow! You're on a roll babe[s]!

Melissa H said...

I am SOOOO happy to hear such a wonderful update!!! :-)

A Bishops wife said...

This is great news. I hope things continue to go well. I am so happy you are enjoying you new car. I think it sounds like the car has been great for both of you.

kristi said...

Awesome! Griffin is doing amazing!

KC's Blog said...

Great news Lora! I am so happy that Griffin is doing so well! You guys are so inspirational. We love you both very much :)

Casdok said...

Good on Griffin!!!!