Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Today Eliza said good-bye to her Occupational Therapist and the staff at the hospital where she has been receiving OT for over 3 years.  Until last year Eliza also received Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy at this same center.  I don't know if Eliza realizes we are only coming back to visit now and again, but I do know she will miss the lollipops and the snacks from the Child Life Staff.

When Eliza started therapy at this center, she could hardly walk, couldn't speak and was in a seemingly constant state of sensory disarray.  Now she can talk your ears off, can climb a 15 foot rock wall and can write her letters in a pretty-close-to-legible fashion.

For over three years we went to this center four days a week.  While I have looked forward to this day for a very long time,  I know I will miss the comfort of what has been kind of a second home for 15 hours a week.

Preschool ends this week too.  I suspect I will be the one to cry, not Eliza.

And in other less dramatic news:

Did you see how we placed in the Blog Contest:  Top 25 Single Parenting Blogs

Not too bad, eh?


Barb said...

Congratulations to both of you!

SpeasHill said...

Oh, wow! This gives me hope that our day will come sometime, too! And I totally get the bittersweet nature of it.