A few weeks ago, Sammie B and I had a playdate. With a mama who I met in one of those meant-to-be kind of ways. And even though it was our first in-person meeting, we talked non-stop for hours, stopping to talk to (and sign with) our ADORABLE children without ever skipping a beat. It felt so good to be with someone who just gets it. Someone who doesn't bat an eye at the signing, the facilitated standing, etc. Who had fantastic advice on things like hand-over-hand OT skills, etc. Someone who truly truly understands what I mean when I say some fears just take my breath away. She gets it. No doubt.
So so refreshing. I called my mom on the way home and said, "oh mom, we just met some 'good for our soul' kind of friends." And I meant it. We hope we are friends for a long-long time, and Sammie B and I are eager to follow H and her sweet L's journey in life. If things work out as planned (ahem, if the RC stops being so darn difficult and approves funding for it) Sammie B and L may be classmates at the center-based program we've picked!
Our playdate was a good day. One of the best kind of days.
In other friendsy type news, Sammie B's theratog has now made its way across the country to this amazing little man in Michigan. We are so hopeful that it helps him master the art of independent sitting, giving him a new perspective on the world. I look at my sweet Sammie B and I wish she didn't have to work so stinking hard, but if there are things that make things less work, we try them. The theratog was one of those things, and we hope little William finds it just as helpful. He's a hard-working little man as well.
And finally, B and I are planning to fly into Baltimore with Sammie B a day before our JH appointment so B can ride the train into DC to see a friend. I know I'll be a basket case that day worrying about the appointment the next day, so I'm going to need a distraction. And now, this little guy is going to help with that! His mama and I have connected via our message board, and I can't wait to meet them. I'm not sure though that Baltimore is big enough to handle so much four-eyed cuteness. ;o)
This world -- the SN world -- is not one we ever envisioned ourselves a part of. But here we are. Amidst so many many wonderful amazing fabulous souls. Friends we are oh so grateful for.