Tuesday, April 2, 2013

For the love of our team: Lindsay

Do you know how many people are invested in Soren's life and success? It's crazy. He has fabulous teachers and assistants and speech therapists and occupational therapists and ABA therapists. And of course, phenomenal grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends. People we've never met pray for him regularly. I never, ever doubt just how loved my Soren is.

But there's just something particularly amazing about our home ABA therapist (and former part-time nanny), Lindsay. This is her third year with us. She just gets Soren--how to relate to him, how to motivate him, how to deescalate any tantrums, how to talk to him, how to play with him. She lets him hang all over her, and he loves it. When she comes to the house, he drags her by the hand to start his work sessions with her.

But what really melts me is that Lindsay seems really to enjoy Soren; I hear her laugh and it's an authentic laugh of getting a kick out of that boy. And aside from the "results" she gets from him, it's this connection that I find even more important. He has a relationship with her, and it's mutual.

Lindsay's in her last year of college here in Seattle, and I'm already dreading the goodbye. Thank you, dear Lindsay, for seeing our boy through so much. He has been changed by your love and care.

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