in focus

It’s amazing to me how the right information can bring everything into focus.

He’s always been our quirky kid.

He didn’t talk until he was 4. We’d get in the shower after him to find everything lined up, and the shampoo poured down the drain. Loud noises and bright lights seemed to bother him more than other kids. He would be obsessed with fish, with whales, with dinosaurs, with facts. He survived on air from 14 months until nearly 3 years.

He went to school and he learned to adapt.

He still doesn’t like loud noises. Can’t make decisions. Insists on soft clothes. Seems to have some processing issues, but can do most math in his head. Writing is physically painful. Still picky when it comes to food. His world is just sometimes a little bit different and a lot more frustrating.

And the coping mechanisms he taught himself don’t seem to be working as well.

We found a counselor – a total blessing – who gets him.

She is giving us words that are making all of those quirks come into focus. Teaching us how to help him and finding more areas that need deeper assessment. Guiding us to better expectations and ways of doing things.

And we are grateful.

5 Minute Muse: trying to get back in the habit of writing for joy. Setting the timer and writing, no editing.

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2 thoughts on “in focus

  1. isn’t it amazing out God has made us so adaptable? We have enormous potential, even in a fallen world. It makes me excited to see what my body will be like in Heaven. I mean, if my FALLEN body in a FALLEN world is so outrageously, crazily, awesomely made, what will my PERFECTED body be like? It makes me LONG for Heaven!

  2. That is awesome Sam! My Matt is a bit different too and he is able to get counseling from school that has really helped him. Now he’s in middle school and the counseling has stopped so we’re looking for options to help again.

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