Wednesday, August 20, 2008


It's amazing & a total relief. Through the Headstart program Tru is eligible to receive a voucher to help pay for her glasses. As a matter of fact there may not be any out of pocket expense for us. They'll run our insurance first, of course, but I've been having issues w/ getting in contact with the CSHS insurance Tru got when she was in First Steps. I've been on the phones most of the last week trying to get everything lined up for her this school year. I've gotten the screenings and intial meetings out of the way. The speech therapist is set up & I've sent notices out to the PT & OT ladies to try to get that lined up. She only has 10 days till she starts. . . . I'm running low on time, but mostly everything is in line. I'm waiting on the Coordinator to call me back as I type, if their eye doctor makes the glasses right there in their office, I'm going to switch to him. I've heard really good things about him and he past the background investigation I conduct personally. It is a bit of a drive to see this eye doctor, but he's well worth it I'm told. No horror stories or terrible experiences have been reported, lol. I'm so excited about the new school year for her. She's gonna have a blast, when the teachers where here doing the screening, she was just a giggly while drawing and sitting at the table with one of the teachers.

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

School Update

YEAH! HIGH PRAISES SANG TO WHOM EVER IS WATCHING OUT FOR ME ABOVE!!!! Tru is going to get the Occupational & the Physical Therapies through the school even though she is going to Headstart. The Headstart will provide the Speech therapy. I think what the issue was a mix up in what the coordinator thought was our school district. See living in the back woods of Indiana, where everything is spread SOO far out, transportation is a major concern, especially with gas prices tipping $4.00 a gallon. Luckily for Tru, the Headstart is with in walking distance of the public school. So one of the teachers from the Headstart will walk her up there for the appointment. I'm debating on taking her myself & plan to every chance I get. I don't want to be left out of the loop, but then it comes back to the cost of transportation for me to drive out there and back when Tru is already there and has her own way. HER OWN WAY. . . . My baby girl is so big and no longer a baby. Before I get off track though I want to mention that the Headstart teachers are actually coming to our house on Tuesday to meet Tru, before school starts. I thought this was a wonderful thing & told the lady so when she called me to arrange the appointment. The lady was surprised and said most parents found it to be bothersome. I simply replied that I'M NOT MOST PARENTS & that it really put me at ease. This way I don't feel like I'm sending my angel girl off with a bunch of strangers. I'm going to sit down and compose my list of questions later today & get my binder for this year together.

~Tru is now a big sister~
On August 11, 2008, Tru Legacy got a little brother, Scottie Lee the Third. We thought he was going to be a girl, but . . . . God works in mystic ways. I'll get pictures of them together when she adjusts a little better. I tried to get her to hold him and she pushed him away. She doesn't try to hurt him though. She steers her power wheel around him & doesn't try to run him over, so that's a good sign. I'm confident that they'll be the best of friends once they get use to each other.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Tru is talking so much more. She's got bye bye down. She's said baby a couple of times in the past couple days too. What takes the cake though, is a cousin asked Tru who was coming toward her, it was the cousin's daughter, and Tru said the little girls name just as plain as day. Tru has played with her before and enjoys her company. It was awesome though to see her display that kind of recognizing.

Well it looks like this school year she may not receive OT & PT as I had hoped. Since she is in the Headstart now, the therapists at the public school are not available to her. Or at least that is my understanding as of now. I'm in the process of corresponding back and forth to find out more about it. Either way though, I have weighed the pros and cons of going to the Headstart versus the Preschool & I still like Tru's odds in the Headstart. She may only receive Speech therapy, but the simple fact that there are only 18 kids & 8 or 9 teachers, where as the preschool has 30 kids & 3 teachers. She needs that hands on attention to learn & both Scottie Lee & I agree that the Headstart will be better for her this year. I'm not knocking the public school, but the Headstart is our best option this year.