My Little Giant Slayer

30 Jan

dsc_0852-1My little Giant Slayer, Christian.

I’m so proud to be his mom and  of each and every stride he makes each day to be smarter and stronger even while his senses at times put him in overdrive.

If you know the back story of my little CJ, you know all about My Sensational Little Boy and the different struggles he has faced from having difficulties with motor movements to being a year behind in speech. I always knew he wasn’t exactly where he needed to be no matter how much I worked with him, and a trip to the doctor and some evaluations affirmed what I already knew.  My child was very behind and not at the level most children his age were.

As his mother, it was heartbreaking. When you dream of having a child, you hope and pray that they will be healthy, have their father’s dashing features and your smile, but you never think, time will pass, and that you will find something is different and not like every other little child. Regardless, I’ve always been grateful that God chose me to be his mom even if at times it was very hard and I didn’t know how to help him.

Fast forward a year and a half since opening up about my son and  hisSensory Processing Disorder  Diagnosis,  we have come so far!! Christian started at Pediatrics Plus Preschool which has helped him TREMENDOUSLY! He has amazing teachers and therapists who love him and truly want to see him succeed. They don’t give up! Since starting in August, his vocabulary has increased, his motor skills have improved, his interactions, and so much more! We’ve struggled with potty training, and I’m happy to say over the last week, we’ve made HUGE Progress that means little to no accidents, trips to the potty (even when we are out and about) and someone has some Big boy Mickey briefs on today!

My little Giant Slayer. At times I feel like I was so eager for him to be where he needed to be because I didn’t want him to be behind and I think my future self doesn’t want him to have to deal with bullying like so many other kids have to today. I also feel like as parents we give ourselves these invisible measuring sticks and when our kids don’t meet certain milestones we feel like failures or that maybe we didn’t try hard enough or do it right.
Christian’s OT said it best the other day, “He just needs time”.

So put down the invisible measuring sticks and ignore what those around you say (or what you tell yourself they are saying behind your back) Just do your best and Don’t give up. I guarantee you, you are probably doing the right thing. It just takes time.

As far as Christian, he continues to surprise me everyday with the things he says, the games he plays, and his little cute loving personality.

I love this shirt from Beacon Threads because it represents my son so much.  No matter what Giants he faces, he SLAYS them every time! Not to mention, he’s pretty stylish too! These rad jeans came from Farm Fresh Denim!

Stay encouraged friends! Get answers! Work Hard, and whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP!

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. Spj 🙂

P.S.- None of this would be even possible, if God didn’t continue to look out for us and make it possible and for that I’m eternally grateful!

 

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