For a while now, our Sunday routine has been visiting my parents then returning home for an in-home therapy session for Courtney in the evening. One Sunday we got home and Courtney used her talker to say her therapists name and then went to the front door to look for her. This was a first. This was huge. This was beautiful!
Many therapists have come into our lives through the the past 6 years. Some for a short time, some for a long time. There comes a point when these therapists switch from therapist to family. They are with us for the ups and downs, the laughters and tears. It is hard to truly explain the important role they each play in our family and how much they mean to us. So when it comes time for one to have to leave is for one reason or another, goodbyes are hard.
This week we said good-bye to a favorite. One that has brought so much fun and laughter to our Wednesday and Sunday nights for a while now. We are excited for her next adventure but sad to see her go. As we broke social distancing roles to give each other hugs I made sure she knew that it isn’t a good-bye because we will be in touch. See once you made it into Courtney’s heart, you are family forever.