Last week we took Dylan & Caden to have Speech Therapy Evaluations. For those of you who aren’t familiar…Dylan and Caden are almost 30 months old and only have a vocabulary of 3-4 words each. We had been hoping they would start catching on but the delay has continued. Last Wednesday they had a 2 hour appointment that consisted with the therapists playing with the boys while at the same time rating them developmentally on various levels.
The boys did great for the most part and interacted well with the therapists.As a result of the evaluation they will begin sending a therapist to work with both boys once a week until their 3rd birthday. We have goals for the boys that have been set- areas we want to see growth and development.
My husband and I both came away from that appointment with mixed emotions.
One the one hand we are grateful to have this opportunity to provide therapy for the boys and on the other hand we had feelings of regret. We felt like maybe we could have done more for the boys so they wouldn’t be in this situation of needing therapy.
I guess that’s also called beating yourself up over the past. After a while I just had to remind myself and my hubby that every parent has regrets of some sort but overall we are doing our best to raise these boys.
I don’t want to have a mindset or perspective that looks at my boys like their “broken”… these boys are priceless, smart and loving. We will continue to do all we can as parents to help bring them along in their development and lean on God for His wisdom, patience, strength and Love.
I am thankful for all the love and encouraging words of family and friends. Since we’ve been sharing with other people about our boys I have had so many other parents share their experiences with us regarding their children’s speech delays. It’s nice to be able to relate to other parents and hear that you’re not alone.