Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Blessing of Preschool

Aside from our move to Colorado, Preschool has been the biggest blessing in Mr Boy's life. Very quickly, Preshcool succeeded in "curing" him of many of his fears outside of the home. But little by little, the results slipped into our home as well. Woo Hoo! Felt like a rainbow of hope and joy, which we could see outside our window... suddenly burst into our living room and illuminate our lives. :) Seriously. Mr Boy went from being nervous and vomiting when other kids approached, to being completely at ease in their presence. He used to have panic attacks on the way to toddler music class or play groups where he knew I would not even leave his side. Thus prescool looked like an insurmountable mountain between Mr Boy and a successful elementary school career. Thankfully Mr Boy qualified for therapies in school, based almost soley on his PTSD symptoms and thus had very helpful therapists by his side to help him climb to the summit of this preschool mountain.

Ahem, Ahem... we have also heard he's kind of a ladies man. Holding hands with one girl one week and another girl the next. Slow down boy!

Mr Boy has a newfound confidence and independence. I never thought I'd be able to say "Mr Boy" and "independent" in the same sentence. Before preschool I couldn't even go into another room in our home, without my sweet lil boy screaming, "Mommy! Where are you?!?!" And running to be by my side so he was not alone.

We are rejoicing and praising the Lord for moments like these. It took months and months, but he finally joined in with the daily end-of-day dancing. Until recently, he would cry on the way to school because he was afraid the kids would dance and he would not like all the motion. But here he is dancing!

We are so proud of this little man, and so blessed to have Mr Boy in this Preschool with the therapies he has.  As this school year comes to an end this week, we are already looking forward to Mr Boy's second year of preschool and excited for all the Lord has is store for his life.

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