Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good news, friends!

I wrote a tiny bit more on my family blog, but here is the snippet that makes me most excited:

Today at Jaylee's PTC:

Teacher :"Jaylee is doing awesome."
Me: "Yah?" (expecting the "but..." that always follows that)
Teacher: "Yes, she scored average on most everything.  She's right where she's supposed to be. She's even in the highest reading group."
Me: "Seriously?" (she whips out all the test sheets and shows me cause I really didn't believe it)
Teacher: "She is such a bright kid, she's a delight to have in class."
Yes, friends, Jaylee is officially tested "average."  To some this may not seem like a huge big deal, but to us it's freakin awesome.  Since Jaylee was born she's been behind, always below average and sometimes not even close to below average. It means that Jaylee is technically swinging with those her age. Woo woo.  These strides have even been huge in the last two months since we switched her to all-day kingergarten.  She was testing 7/25 in January and now is 23/25.  Holy cow, girl! I know there might still be road blocks, I'm not naive to think she's totally done in the learning disorder department, but this tiny victory in our lives has left me doing a major happy dance.  I NEVER thought I'd EVER hear that.  For a brief moment tonight my guilt has disappeared. I'm soooo proud of my little girl and how hard she's worked.  I'm grateful for the decisions we made and I'm sooo thankful for all the teachers and therapists who have helped her along the way. 

9 comments:

tiptoe mama said...

I am awe-struck! SO EXCITED for you!!!! congratulations. Go Jaylee, Go!

Nancy Brown said...

YAYA!! for average!! How amazing was that to hear. Did you cry? I would have bawled like a baby.

Happy in Holland said...

I hope we can be there, too one day! Congrats!

Annette Monts Falls said...

Lori, Don't ever give up. I can tell so many stories with us and friends who did not test well and terefore were lableded incorerrectly.......especially those pre to first school years. We were told as Clay's parents tine and time again that we needed to come out of our DENIALS...this is how Clay would be...(little to nothing)...yet we insisted and today sometimes I wish I could see those folks and say do you remember us from the late 1980s? Um, who do you most believe was in denial then.........us or YOU? So never give up, always fight, especially when a child demonstrates something at home but refuses to demonstrate same/similar concepts & abilities at 'outside' ' testing' avenues. Most are smarter than the big time educators think they are........to me that is a testiment of our kids already knowing in many ways who they can trust and not trust....just by little ways around different 'powerful' others placed to evaluate our children; and jump into 'labeling'......follow your hearts......you are the parents who know your kid the very best of all.....don't be surprised at the wonderful outcomes: some come soon, some seem to take a long time, but you will have wonderful outcomes at times you least expect them. Live for those, rejoice in those and then reinforce what just happened and watch for more...........blessings, Dear Moms, wishing you grat days today and always!

Annette Monts Falls said...

ps...please pardon my extreme spelling mistakes and such..just woke up and working with one eye this am........sorry my vision is like typing in a thick fog before my eyes! love & prayers

Lori said...

ummm yes yes i did cry. i got out to the car and totally flipped. called my husband at work, took jaylee out for ice cream, and pretty much was on cloud nine for the rest of the night. :) never thought i'd have a PTC like that, definitely made up for the Reagan getting her braces put on that day. haha. :)

Lorrie said...

Congrats. That is so wonderful.

Katie said...

HOORAY! Oh I am so happy for you! That is just what we all want to hear. And for you I am happy to say I am not even jealous to hear it, just terribly excited for you.

Anita Nap said...

That is so great!! I'm happy for you!