Bittersweet good-byes

This has been a week of good-byes to beloved therapists. Lina turns three on Sunday, which means she’ll be receiving all therapies through her preschool starting next week.

I admit to some tears, especially when I said good-bye to our beloved speech therapist, who has seen Lina every week since she was around seven months old. I didn’t get pictures with everyone, but these photos with Miss Lola, her TEIS developmental therapist, illustrate the bond between Lina and the remarkable people who have worked so hard to give her the very best start possible.



I can’t express what it has meant to us to have such a fantastic team of professionals supporting, guiding, challenging and encouraging our girl (and often her mama, too). Lina has made remarkable progress over the summer, and she is in a very good place as she enters preschool. Now we look forward to getting to know a new team of professionals who will continue to challenge, guide and encourage her in a more immersive environment.

This is life: bittersweet good-byes, and on to the next thing. We expect great things.

One thought on “Bittersweet good-byes

  1. Jeanne B says:

    Your expectations of great things are a real gift to Lina! Too many parents of children with disabilities “baby” them, don’t challenge them to live up to their full potential and end of unintentionally holding them back. Not y’all! I love what Kathie Snow is quoted as saying…”When you look at a person with a disability, presume competence.” Go Jolene, go John, Mike and Sharon, and go God!!

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