"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” Our red thread journey is complete now that Julia is home. Please enjoy reading about our family now that we are 5. Our adoption trip to China is archived in the November 2005/December 2005 sections.
I checked the HLA-NC (those are the super cool people that invited me to present) and I'm on their list of speakers and presenters! Ok..not a big deal, but this sort of thing still excites me. Especially, when you look at who the other presenters are. Here's the link if you want to see who will be at the conference. (I'm at the bottom!)http://www.nchearingloss.org/presenters2007.htm
Oh my goodness!! We have been so busy. Cameron and Anna are playing AYSO soccer this year (practices are Tues. and Weds. with games on Sat.), we started baseball this week (practices for Cam are on Mon. and Weds. nights), along with the Spring Music program (which happened to be on 2 separate nights...soccer nights). UGH! I also went to Lansing on Tuesday to accept an award for PAC (Parent Advisory Committee). We submitted our Parent DVD project and won and award with the MASB (Michigan Association of School Boards). That was so cool! The ISD gets a road sign for out front of the school and also a trophy for inside! Wayne is headed to St. Ives today to play his first round of golf of the season.
Ok...well, I need to get ready for the day. We are heading in early today because we have Anna's IEP. For those that don't know, an IEP is an Individual Education Plan. Because of Anna's hearing, we have this plan in place to set goals for the school year. Anna works with an HI (hearing impaired) consultant outside of just having a general ed. teacher. We no longer have a speech therapist. I know...you wondering, how can a child with moderate hearing loss not need a speech therapist? Well, in my opinion...it was the early intervention that made a difference. We started speech with Anna when she was 6 months old.
Anyways...Life continues to rumble along at a fairly fast pace. I'll post some pictures later today.