This day...where Sophie Kate gets up and gets dressed in her "first day of school outfit" and heads out the door with her very own school backpack...it's all very unreal...I can't believe we are at this place in her life, glory to God.
Y'all knew the G-man would have to be in on the action, he was excited about SK's first day too.
Here SK is about to go into her new classroom.
I know she doesn't look as thrilled as one might think she would be, but keep in mind that this was 8AM, some days SK is still in the bed at that hour. This was early for her.
Sophie Kate is going to school two days a week. She receives speech and vision therapy on one day and then physical therapy and occupational therapy on the other day. All of the therapies are fitted in and amongst a regular classroom setting so that SK can be an active member of the class.
The reports I have received this week have all been very positive. Sophie Kate was smiley and happy at school, which I knew she would be, she loves being around other children. She made a hand print this week. She has activated some switch toys and sang the "Hello Song" with the help of a switch with her classmates. I love it...gives me goosebumps.
The pictures below are courtesy of her teacher. Thank you, Mrs. Bowlin...
I think she was a little bit excited to be at school, don't you?
I've got 4 kids in school now. I've always had someone at home with me. Even when all the boys were at school, yeah the house was quiet but it was still SK and I. It has been just her and I for so long, this is all unfamiliar territory for me. I am happy, sad, nervous, excited, and protective of her and for her all at the same time.
I am trusting though...trusting the One who created her...releasing my tight grip on her as He leads me to do. He is always with her even when I am not. I am in awe as I see how God continues to work out His amazing plan for our little girl's life.
What a week...thanks for checking in on us.