One week from today, my baby girl will be 3 years old. Wow. Time seems to be going by so quickly now. This coming week will be her last week in Early Intervention. After this week, our life will no longer be as scheduled as it has been. No more physical therapy. No more occupational therapy. We are going to continue to do speech therapy because that is Juli's biggest delay. I am trying to imagine life without those therapies in it, and I can honestly not remember what life was like before we had PT, OT, and speech therapy in it. It is weird to even think about it. What is even harder to picture, is that the Monday after Juli turns 3, she will get on a bus and go to preschool 5 days a week where she will continue to receive those same therapies at school, but will now be in a class with other kids. I am thankful that she qualified for Early Childhood, and I know it will be good for her and help her to catch up.
What makes me sad is that now we have to say good-bye to Juli's therapists. They have become such a big part of our lives for the past 2 years and have helped us out in so many ways. Thank you just doesn't seem enough. At the beginning of our journey into Early Intervention, I had been nervous and scared, but this was the best thing that we could have done for Juliana and she had amazing therapists throughout our journey. It will be hard to say good-bye to Juli's special friends, but it's part of growing up. It's going to be a hard week for me, I think. Where has the time gone?