"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder
Saturday, December 04, 2010
More Than Able
Nathan Springing To Life
This past week found Mr. Mac and myself attending a meeting at Nathan's school with his teacher. At times I have no idea what he's capable of doing .. because when he gets home from school, it's time for him to unwind .. have some quiet time .. dance .. watch a movie. He rarely gives me more than a nod when I ask how his day at school went. OK is his word of choice. OK can mean he had a good day or a bad day. OK and NO are sometimes interchangeable with Nathan. Short answers do not always answer questions. At one point during the meeting we stepped into the classroom where Nathan was studying. There he sat with a few other children at a computer desk ... wearing a headset ... and surfing the web. Now, I had no idea he could 'surf the web' .. but there he sat .. surfing the web. He is mainstreamed in P.E. and is excelling ... and now sits in a circle for reading .. taking turns .. practicing moving his finger under the line of words the other children are reading. Last month we ate out at a restaurant that had white butcher paper on the table as a covering .. crayons were provided for amusement .. so I started writing out simple words ... family names .. and Nathan was reading them. I am witnessing a miracle in my child's progress. He is developing good coping skills and losing some of the 'fright/flight' antics that once dominated his behavior. Being in crowds is less frightening .. he's growing up ALL AT ONCE right before my eyes ... Praise The Lord!