Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let the Chaos Begin

This is going to be a crazy summer for our family. (Stop laughing. I know it is ALWAYS chaos with our family, but this summer there will be even MORE chaotic than most.) :)

Thanks to the prodding of a friend, we think we may have found the missing piece to Jaron's issues at school. His inner ear. We have learned that the inner ear is not only responsible for balance, it is a key element in all types of processing done by the body.

Through that same friend, we were introduced to the Minds in Motion Center for Vestibular Integration. After some initial testing, we found that Jaron has a significant visual processing issue, and while that may have been devastating news to some, it actually brought us a sense of hope. We finally have an answer, and it is an answer that makes sense with all that we know about Jaron and how he operates. And, the best part is, they do not believe that it something that we will "just have to live with" as we have been told in the past. Study after study has shown that the therapy they offer can help correct processing issues.

The drawback...the program is only offered in Carmel, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. Carmel is two hours from where we live, and the summer program is two hours daily for four weeks. We didn't feel it was optional though. If this is something that can help Jaron, we felt we needed to make the commitment. So, thanks to the flexibility of my boss (I told you he was the best boss in the world) and my mother-in-law's willingness to help with transportation (also a major sacrifice), we will be participating in the MiM program for the entire month of June. Keep in mind that June 30th, I leave on my missions trip for two weeks.

I am so excited about what the future holds for Jaron. I can't wait to see how his world opens up and how he develops over the summer. And, although I am not terribly excited about driving 4 hours total for a two hour class every day, I am glad that I have the opportunity and resources to do so.

It is just another reminder to me that even at times when I think I see what God is doing in my life, it is only a small part of the tapestry that He is creating. I was focused on what I sensed was a snag in the thread, but He had a plan all along. It was evident by the way this whole thing came together. It was nothing short of a God thing, and for that I am grateful. It will be a strain, no doubt, but I am trusting in God's promise that He will not give me more than I can bear in Him, and I am stepping out in faith.

I don't believe that God is a God of chaos, but I think sometimes He allows seasons of chaos so that we will learn to hold on tightly to Him amidst the storm. And, without a doubt, close to Him is the best place to be.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shhhh. Don't tell.

Shhhh. Don't tell anyone that I am blogging. I am supposed to be working. Not on work stuff, I promise. I am supposed to be preparing for our team meeting tomorrow. Doing important stuff like looking over curriculum and memorizing the Roman's Road. I thought the Roman's road was only about 5 or 6 verses so that it fit into a cute little booklet (tract). But apparently the road is much longer an includes verses in Corinthians. (How exactly does that happen? - Probably the same way there is a verse in chapter one several verses in. Detour maybe?) I hope I don't get lost!

I also need to balance my checkbook and do a couple things on the internet. I have a weeks worth of e-mail in my in-box. I think I have actually dealt with all of it on my phone, but I haven't gotten computer savvy enough to figure out how to get my phone to tell my computer that I did. It's scary to think that my friends think I am good with technology. No, really. Scary.

I am about to get busted, I hear the rumblings of family headed for bed, but I just wanted to say "Hi." I miss doing things just for fun. Like blogging. I did however have a great time visiting with a friend tonight at the Mall. (Thanks for meeting me Amanda!) And, last night I had fun with Betsy. (Thanks Betsy!) I need to do more of that. Doing stuff just for fun! I realize it sounds like I do it a lot, but it has only picked up recently because I made it a priority. I wish I had done it sooner.

Well, I am off to tackle the Romans because I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Wait...that is Philippians...must have taken a wrong turn at Corinth.) Anyway...for anyone reading these ramblings, thanks! I hope you have a great weekend and make it a priority to do something fun. It will make you smile. :)