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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Immeasurably more

Victor's bedhead this morning was just a bit disconcerting. Not just because of that whole guy in the red suit with horns thing but because it's rare to find a fictional character with horns who also has behaviors worth emulating.

And because we were 3 for 3 for good days at pretty school this week, I hoped that this wasn't a bad sign.

Since I had an older child at home to stay with HopeAnne, I was able to leave extra early for pretty school pick up. All of the children were sitting at the tables, busily coloring a counting book about flowers. Victor was, I hoped at least, around the corner, so I went to the one-way mirror to see if I could get a good view of him.

The view was perfect. Victor was seated (seated!) with his TVI* next to him and his TSS standing nearby. His TVI was helping him put stickers and pompoms on the flowers in his book and braille stickers over the numbers on the page. Victor was compliant and participating in the activity. Did I mention that he was seated? Every few minutes he would jump up, spin a time or two, but then would sit (sit!) back down and pick up right where he left off.  It was beautiful. I might have found my eyes leaking just a little.

His pretty school teacher came out into the hall and I expressed my joy at finding Victor seated (seated!) and participating. She echoed this sentiment and added more examples of how Victor is not only progressing but succeeding. This is so much more than I could have asked or imagined when we started the year.

And then it was time for Victor to meet me and take me to the office where he is to give me the report for the day.

"Okay, Victor, how was your day? How many times did you go to the office today?"

A big smile and then, "Zero!"

We are 4 for 4 for this week, folks. We've never been 4 for 4 before. Until this week we've never been 3 for 4 and most weeks we weren't even 2 for 4. 1 for 4 used to be something to be celebrated. Today we celebrated 4 for 4. 4 for 4!

Victor is in the right place with the right team so that he can be exactly what God promised those months before he was even born - victorious! God prepared this team for us long before we asked for a team, long before we even knew we needed a team.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, 
according to His power that is at work within us, 
to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3: 20 - 21

*A code for Victor's alphabet soup team:
TVI - Teacher of the Visually Impaired
TSS - Therapeutic Staff Support

1 comment:

  1. Amen and Amen!! Rejoicing with you, dear Cindy....and also trying to plug the leak in my eyes.