Thursday, April 16, 2015

There's No Stopping This Girl!

There is so much I could say, but I'll let the video do it for me...

I am so grateful for how hard the teachers at Pattison's have worked with Lily. The speed at which she has progressed this year has been mind-boggling!  When Lily walked up to me, right after I stopped the video, she was right in front of me. Usually, if she were that close to me, she would put her arms around me.  Not this time. She held on to those handles as tight as she could!  That tells me that she understands what could happen if she let go. And around 1:22 in the video, if you watch her, you'll see that she slightly loses her balance but quickly corrects herself.  Wow!

Speaking of Pattison's, the spin-a-thon went very well!  They raised over $278,000!  Our team raised $3500 and a second team was formed by ladies of our church, and they raised $2030!  Not bad for newbies!  When I see what this school has done for Lily, and I know that summer camp will be an extension of that, I know that the money raised is definitely going to a good cause!  

It seems that today Lily got to job shadow. Just kidding. But she did spend some time with Ms. Christy in the office.  I've always said that Lily should be a yoga teacher, but maybe secretary is more like it.  She's a natural!

Looking at the picture, can you even tell that she has hearing aids?  Besides being able to tell that she hears better, we're seeing a difference in Lily's balance.  Not sure if it's a coincidence, but before Lily got the hearing aids, when she tipped in her walker, she wasn't able to correct herself.  It wasn't until after the hearing aids that her teacher was able to not have to hold on to Lily in some way while she was in the walker.

I'm telling you.  She never ceases to amaze me.