Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Riding the Bus to School...

Well, I am home ALONE this morning and it really is kind of strange. I am not on HIGH ALERT EVERY SECOND wondering what Luca is doing. Usually Luca and I are not here in the morning, because if you have read my blog for long you know that Luca is a 'hands on' kid, to say the least!!! So, we are usually at the zoo, library, taking walks, or running errands while Jonas is at preschool, so Luca does not get into mischief here at the house.

The below pics have sooooooo much symbolic meaning to me, beyond just 2 cute boys on a bus.

These pics represent diversity, inclusion, victory, developmental milestones, de-segregation, FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education), the gift of adoption...sooo many things!!!! My two babies are riding the school bus together!!!!!!!!!!!! Only in America people is this possible. Jonas is at a developmental preschool with typical developing peers. He receives 4 hours of therapy a week included in his IEP (Individualized Education Plan). The preschool is a private facility and because Turnstone is the most 'appropriate' place to educate Jonas, Fort Wayne Community Schools pays for him to go there!!!!!

Adoption really comes full circle to me when I see Jonas, a visually impaired boy from Haiti, riding a school bus to an amazing preschool establishment, getting the chance to reach all of his milestones. Really people, that in itself is amazing!!!!

(Luca is getting Jonas's walker to the bus...)
(Notice: Jonas is on the right...)
(Notice: Jonas is on the left...Jonas's right arm is his strong arm and is not affected by the CP, so Jonas first just had his hand on Luca's leg, then it went to pulling his hair, and then he whomped him one... :-) So, the bus drive and I thought it would be a good idea to switch them! Brotherly love!!! :-)
(Micah, having to be right in the middle of everything, making sure that everybody is safe and giving his goodbye kisses to the boys...)
(I love this pic...)

(I was scared after all that we have fought through to get Luca to be able to ride the bus with Jonas, that this morning, with my luck Luca would cry and not want to get on the bus... :-) I am thankful that everything went as smooth as possible!!! Thanks for all of your prayers!!!


One Crowded House said...

that is so cool... enjoy the quiet house!

stephanie said...

Yeah, that is so awesome!

stephanie said...

Yeah, that is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

really sweet pictures!

Laurie said...

I can only imagine what this means to you. And I just love seeing Jonas on that bus. After meeting him ??? year/months ago at GLA, I never could have imagined where he would be today. It's amazing and ya'll have done an amazing job with him. And Luca looks so grown up and them sitting there together is just too cute for words. I hope this is an awesome year for them and your other kids and you and that the other little miss makes it home!! What is the deal with that right now?

anna k said...

I LOVE YOUR CHILDREN. They are adorable, and I hope you are enjoying the little time you now have to yourself. :)