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Celebrate Brooklyn

This is my sweet girl, we’ve come SO far.
 
This smile makes me cry. The joy and light in her eyes is a celebration of God’s grace and victory.
Ater a lot of research I decided to switch to the Musgatova Method for OT. Several months ago I walked into our new therapy in tears, desperate for help and answers. 
Life was chaotic and everyday was a survival day.
 
Today, we celebrate. 
Today we say Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness.
Today we met with her OT and went over our goals we set when we first started and she was at 80% on all of them!! We were discharged from one of her OT’s today because they (and I) were so pleased with progress.
 
I tried holding back my tears as her sweet OT raved about Brooklyn’s growth.
 

Just a few short months ago sensory processing felt like it was winning. We were stuck and confused. Many sleepless nights and tear-filled days. A cloud hung over my soul as I grasped how to help my babe, how to help us find a way through this chaos. Was I doing enough? 

Just months ago this girl could not walk without a complete meltown. Not one step in or out of our house without me carrying her…. and here we are today… she is not only walking by herself, she is THRIVING.

 

The cloud of sensory processing can sometimes swoop in and take over your child’s personality. The last couple months I’ve experienced the joy of my sweet Brooklyn in fresh ways.

When we chose her name, Brooklyn, it was before I ever even knew I would have kids. But I had a dream. I had a dream one evening that I would have a daughter named Brooklyn. Her name, Brook, Streams in the Desert, coming from Isaiah 43:19

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

 

Brooklyn, a stream of hope, a song of life in the wasteland.

The last 3 months I personally have been walking through my own valley of suffering and in those months, Brooklyn’s little personality has come to life. Her compassion, her words, her joy, her laughter has been a river in my valley.

I have watched my little girl blossom into a courageous, brave, life-giver. She lights up a room with her intentional connection to others.

There has been many times the last few weeks I’ve thought, is this my daughter? Yes, yes it is! God is writing a beautiful story in her life, and he is not bound by earthly, physical limitations.

Today we celebrate! We say Thank you Jesus for this gift of Brooklyn Rene. Sensory Processing does not define her or I… She’s a daughter of the King here to bring hope to many.

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  1. Stacie Earley says:

    Thank you for this encouragement. We are also going through the Musgatova Method in OT for my oldest (9) and it has helped through some of the sensory integration issues that he’s been dealing with. It’s also given me the tools to help him through this process and journey. There are struggles everyday, but I know God has a plan for this young man through all of this (and for me too) and we will see it through! Seeing little victories along the way are wonderful! I will be praying for you…as I also am on this sensory journey along side you.

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