I don't know what to say. I am overwhelmed. And for once it is a "good" overwhelming.
We just had Zach's team here at the house for an hour and a half. All seven of them. And they all seemed interested, too. It was one of the best and most productive meetings I have been to in such a long time - even (especially???) compared to my old work days.
I looked around the table at some point, and, well, I just wanted to ball my eyes out - for joy that is! I know, I am so corny/emotional/sensitive. It's just I have had a hard time with faith lately; faith in a supreme being and faith in people. I realized that this particular team has restored my faith in people - and that helps me to believe that the big guy upstairs might be looking out for us.
One thing I have learned from all of this - when someone else cares for your child, which might be a job, but one that a lot of people don't want to do, you find yourself calling them family and not therapists. I mean, seriously, these people and their efforts are just another form of love, pay or not. And when someone loves your kid, I mean, uughh, there are no words. There is no bigger way of endearing themselves to me than to be nice to my kid.
I feel like we have added so many people to our lives in this capacity - people who I will never be able to find fault with because, quite simply, they did something special for Zach. Many of you know who you are.
Hopefully, soon, I will be able to post pictures of the basement therapy area - another act of love. It's so great to have joy in our house right now.
If you are a therapist and happen to have stumbled upon my blog, please realize that there are a lot of parents out there that appreciate what you do. And there might be some who don't. But what you do is so-o-o important regardless of parental attitude. If you are really trying to do what is best for that child, than I guarantee you are making a difference in that child's life. And if some parent isn't showing you the gratitude - please let me thank you for the child who might not have their own voice to do so right now.
Go TEAM ZACH!!!!!!!