Words do not do this feeling justice.
This happened a few weeks ago, but we finally were able to get him to write his first name independently with only verbal prompting. This is something we worked on every single day for over a year and when he did this I was near tears. It might look like just a name to you.
To me: it’s progress, it’s accomplishing and mastering a goal, it’s showing resilience in the face of adversity, it’s so much more than a name.
To those of you who say or have said “I don’t know how you do it,” this is how. With patience, grace, love, motivation, and lots of help. I didn’t just wake up one day and was able to do this. This is an everyday thing. I work hard and I love what I do. I can’t even imagine working somewhere else, with better people.
I have the best team.