My friend, Tonggu Momma, is just a wealth of info and is the Link Queen! I did not realize that this month was the month dedicated to Sensory Processing Disorder...but in honor our little Miss Sophie.....I would like to bring mention to this and link you over to Tonggu Momma's site where you can learn more about this by reading here and here. The more we know about this....the better we are prepared to help our little ones....and please remember that our adopted ones are at a pretty high risk of this, because of their beginnings, but it is certainly NOT limited to children who have been adopted. Sadly...most insurance companies do not recognize SPD as a diagnosis. I would invite any of the higher-ups who make these decisions...to spend a day or two with a child affected by it...then they can see for themselves just how "real" it is. There are some wonderful OT's out there that specialize in treating SPD...but without help from insurance....many of us are not able to utilize their services.
Found these cute little Pumpkin Push Ins at Wal-mart. They are like Mr. Potato Head pieces with little skewers at the end to push in and decorate and make a face of your choice...no carving tools necessary!
The song playing in the background is one of my new favorites...the main verse lyrics are below.....I pray this over and over now throughout my day. Pretty powerful stuff!
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
And speaking of powerful....I find myself fearful with the upcoming election for just so many reasons. We really need to be in prayer for our upcoming President. I want to give you one more link to a post I read this morning that I found quite meaningful. Thanks, Ohilda.....for being their voice! All I can say...is I am forever grateful that my 2 youngest ones did not have birth mothers who believed in pro-choice. Amen.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
posted at 7:17 AM