Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 2: (31 for 21)

Although Landon experiences developmental delays, he can learn and do just about ANYTHING that "typical" children do, it just may take him a little longer and he will have to work a little harder.  But with lots of love, support and some extra therapeutic services, sometimes that gap in learning can be decreased.  On many occasions, I have been told that I was an inspiration to others and given credit for all of my hard work in raising Landon.  For me, raising Landon is actually quite easy.  Reality is, Landon is doing ALL the hard work.  What IS difficult for me, is watching how hard Landon has to work to do the smallest of things.  My heart feels so heavy for him at times.  I just wish those darn mountains weren't so high sometimes.  But with the help of some OT (occupational therapy), PT (physical therapy), ST(speech therapy) and water therapy sessions, and an amazing EI (Early Intervention) team, Landon is getting stronger every day, making some really great gains and proving to be an equal to all of his peers.  You see, Landon is MY inspiration!!!

Over the next few days, I'd like to give you a glimpse into Landon's "therapeutic world", to show you just how hard he has been working.  To avoid picture overload, I'll break it down by service.








  1. I have to agree with you. Sometimes my heart just hurts when I have to see Justin struggle... I need to look into this water therapy! Looks fabulous!

  2. Yes it's hard to watch just how hard they have to work. Thanks for this post and the pictures. Landon is doing so well. I need to get Saira some water therapy which is not so easy here! I look forward to all your 31 posts for October!!!

  3. Very often I find my eyes tearing up when I see Maya in Music therapy. It's strange because she is actually having a great time. I feel sad and happy all at the same time. Water therapy sounds so interesting, I would love to hear more about it. Thanks for sharing you heart. oxo

  4. I totally agree, it is so hard to watch Ella struggle for every little thing. But the reward is that much more meaningful and we celebrate every little thing!

  5. so jealous! I wish we lived somewhere that offered water therapy. Alas, we do not... It looks like an absolute blast though!

  6. Of all the therapies I wish we had available to us, water and music are at the top of my list.