Today was the day.
Today I was so proud.
Today was the day that Jillian had her first speech therapy appointment, this was huge for our family.
This was the first day that Jillian has been away from her Mom and was left with complete strangers, she has only been left with Grandparents.
I hardly slept last night, I was so worried about today and how she was going to react being left.
I spent the last couple of days reassuring her that she would there for a few hours and Mommy would come back and pick her up at lunch.
We got ready this morning, to say she was excited was an understatement. Jill got dressed, got on her coat , put her backpack on ,she was ready with a huge smile to boot.
I on the other hand had a feeling in the pit of my stomach, I was so nervous that I didn't even have a morning coffee.
We got there, settled in and it was time for me to leave. Jillian grabbed my leg with a death grip, screams, hysterics followed.
I picked her up, explained that she was going to be fine, she was going to have fun, make new friends and that Mommy would return. I set her down, told the therapist I was leaving. I said a quick goodbye and made an exit.
I could hear Jillian downstairs screaming and crying.
I got into my car and what was supposed to be a Mommy's morning full of fun shopping halted.
I broke into tears and sat and sobbed. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do.
I drove to get a coffee, sat and gathered myself, tried to shop but my mind was on Jill the whole time.
Noon came and I picked her up, she ran to me with a huge hug. The therapist said she only cried for a few minutes, she was pretty quiet(that will change, LOL)but was responsive to their lesson.
Next week will be a whole different experience, I am so proud of Jillian today, this was a huge step for my baby girl.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Today was the day.