Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oxygen deprived ~

Today I had to take lil man to yet another Autism evaluation. We got up at 7am got ready, had a small breakfast and watched Sprout for a little while. Soon enough it was time to leave. He said he wanted to bring his new book with him to read to everyone, so I shoved it in the bag with our other belongings.

A short drive across town & we arrived at the elementary school. We went inside, found the office and signed in. We sat in a small  waiting area until they were ready for him. A short time later a lady came to get us, and we followed her down the long {very artistically decorated} hallway. We were taken into a large room for his testing. I signed a few papers and they started working with him, while I worked on filling out a stack of papers.

Two hours later they were finished with his testing. Once they finished adding up his scores they starting going over all of it with me. He did very very well. I'm so very proud of him! After all was said and done they told me they want him to start school on March 19th! I was super shocked! The last thing I was expecting was for him to start school in less than three weeks! They are placing him in a magnet school. It's called Calvary Hill School Academy for Academics and Arts, or as the locals call it AAA! Wow! Way to go little man!

This is a picture of a statue that is out front of his school. I hope to learn more about the story behind it soon.

I tried calling my husband as soon as we got to the car & he didn't answer. So I did the next best thing and called my bestie! She understands me so very well and always knows what to say.

Almost three hours after his testing began we arrived at home. I was in tears, which of course made my husband think something terrible had happened. I finally managed to spit it out and he gave me one of his big warm hugs. {I could just melt into his arms} He told me not to cry and everything would be alright.

So the remainder of this week I will work on filling out more paperwork. Then next week we go to his school to register him and meet his teacher. {I've heard nothing but good things about her} I'm excited to meet her & to see his school and classroom. I'm excited about getting his supply list and going shopping. Going to pick out new clothes is going to be fun too!

All of these new feelings are starting to emerge. I have been a stay at home mom since he was born, I've spent the past 4 1/2 years with him & his sister everyday! I  love our random outings, playing hide-and-seek, pillow fights, day trips and so many other wonderful things we do together. I keep reminding myself to take deep breaths. I thought I had several months to prepare myself {and him} for this. Now I find myself with only days to prepare for this big step in his life. It's bittersweet because I know I'm letting him grow up  a little bit more as him makes this transition into this crazy world.


  1. I'm so excited for lil man! And so proud of both of you for working so hard to get him this far! He is so lucky to have such an awesome, dedicated and hard-working Mommy! :)
    Can't wait to see first-day-of-school pictures! YAY! He's going to do great and so are you!
    Love you,
    The Bestie ♥

  2. Thanks Whit! *fingers crossed* that my new camera arrives before the big day! I already have scrapbook paper/stickers for him! lol I'm way ahead of the program! & We love you & J too!

  3. **Tears** I can't believe how far little man has come! It is amazing the miracles that God has worked in your family! Before you know it, Little Man will be President! LOL. I would definitely vote for him! :) Love y'all!