It is amazing how much your life can change in a few months. Today, this little boy started full time school at the PUBLIC Auditory/Oral School which is now located a few blocks from Bei's school. I am so incredibly excited about the curriculum and how his school day is structured!
Four months ago I still felt like I was in quicksand. Every waking moment was consumed by my concern for Kai. Was I doing everything I possibly could to help my Sweetie Pie get unlocked, so that he could communicate and live an independent and successful life? Over the summer I saw so much development, so much hope for Kai's future. I heard Kai say words like "mom", "no", "under", "bubble", "dog", not consistently, but it gives me hope. I consistently see Kai accurately choose the letter A, M, T, B and H from a phonics IPAD application. I see Kai choose the blue color or the red color when he was asked. I see a little boy who wants to play and was willing to go and engage his older brother. I see a little boy that wants to use his hands to communicate, who felt pride when he discovered a new word in signing. I see a little boy who is willing to fight and fight hard for everything he gets. As Kai continues to unveil himself to us, I have so much hope for his future.