Thursday, May 25, 2017

Little B's big day...........





Little B had a big day yesterday.  He had his moving up ceremony, he is headed to Kindergarten next Fall.  While I do think they make a bit much with all the hoopla it was a fun event.  Little B sang all the songs, made lots of the hand movements, and even had a speaking part introducing a song all by himself.  He walked in with his walker because a friend had his, and did the rest of the ceremony with his crutches.  I have to admit that I did cry a few tears.  That is after I laughed and laughed at him singing and trying to keep that hat in place.  My eldest son could not believe I was crying a bit, it was not because of the day it was because of how far he has come.  Truly this boy was born dead, at just 27 weeks gestation, and had every complication you can imagine.  So yes, I did get a bit emotional because he is so amazing.  He is so darling and I just love him to pieces.  All the teachers and therapists at school also got a bit misty eyed, they know how far he has come.  This extra year in preschool has been a miracle for him, he is reading, doing simple math, writing his name and his letters, focusing a bit better, socializing more, and getting around on his crutches except for walking  long distances which he does with his walker.  He is ready now.  Watch out Kindergarten, here he comes!

By the way thank you for the warm welcome back.  I have enjoyed getting caught up with all of you.  Hope you have a great day.

37 comments:

Christina said...

I was really looking forward to this post, having read a small 'teaser' on Claudia's blog. He is an amazing boy, your little one. I have been following his story with you and I have been moved to tears many times. What a wee fighter! You are all so lucky to have found each other, a match made in heaven. Wishing Little Buddy all the luck in the world and a super successful kindergarten year. xx

CJ said...

I can well imagine how emotional it was. He looks absolutely adorable, and so lovely to have his big brothers there too, that must have made it extra special for you and for him too. Hope you and yours have a good weekend. CJ xx

Anonymous said...

Meredith, I love your blog and read it all the time. So happy for little Buddy and all the obstacles that he has overcome. He is a real cutie !
Dorothy Morgan

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What a proud day, congratulations LB xx

Grammy Braxton said...

Congratulations, Little Buddy! I know it was an exciting day for him and I know why you were emotional. Seeing our little ones accomplish things makes all mothers proud and teary eyed. I love the photo of all your boys.

Hugs
Sharon

Mac n' Janet said...

It's wonderful!!!! I'd have had tears too. He just looks so beautiful.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

As I said on Claudia's blog...Little Buddy is an inspiration to us all. He is so bright and bubbly! He will go far and the love of his family and extended family are always behind him also. What a smile this little one has. An extra year of preschool was exactly what he needed. I'd have cried also! Hugs!

Gracie Saylor said...

It is exciting and amazing to watch Little Buddy progressing, and your tears and laughter speak to the wonder of enjoying his life intertwined with yours. Thanks for letting us celebrate with you, Meredith. xxxxxxx

wenhkc said...

Being a parent with a child with a disability, I understand the hard work, tears, and most of all love that go into raising a special child. LB is so fortunate so have such a loving supportive family. Big handshake to him.

bittenbyknittin said...

Every milestone is a big deal, especially when one has to work so hard to get there. Congrats, LB!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Look at him! I know you are proud of him.

Zuzu's Petals said...

Meredith, you are an angel!
I'm sure words can't describe your pride and love for this dear child.
Bless you and your family for taking him and loving him to the Nth degree!
and thank you for sharing him with us!
Nancy K.

Caffeine Girl said...

As a special ed teacher and the mother of a child with a significant disability, I understand exactly how you feel! My favorite group of students ever are seniors and I've already started crying when they stop by to chat with me in my office. So beautiful and so hard at the same time!

LB is truly a miracle. As a special ed teacher, I know how central you are to his success. You and your family have given him the love and stability that every kids needs -- but is especially needed by a child with significant disabilities.

And I'm so glad his brothers were there. That must have made him immensely proud!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hugs Meredith and Little Buddy for reaching another milestone with pictures to show how tall he is, how he sang and listened and participated, one of all the sweet little pre-school children together, a little guy who is ready for Kindergarten.
Joy

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Congrats to Little B!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congrats to your little guy and a truly memorable day. Love that his big brothers were there, too. I'm a huge cryer...you would have been picking me up off the floor. Those eyes and angelic face. The cap! And knowing how far he has come. Hurray Little Buddy

Jane x

gaia said...

Congratulations, both to him and to you!

Sigrid Swinnen said...

Congrats Little B!
Ofcourse you had a few tears... proud mother :-) <3

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful!!! I am sure that having two big brothers there made it even more exciting for B too! You must be so proud and rightly so and B should be very proud of his achievements too. I am sure you will all have a good summer before starting Kindy! xx

mamasmercantile said...

Such an uplifting post, such a joy to read how far Little B has come a real credit to you all. Congratulations. It was lovely to see the three boys together.

Jo said...

Fabulous. There's no shame in shedding a few tears, what a proud mum you must be. Love the photo of the three boys together, what a handsome bunch they are.

Araignee said...

Well just look at that!!! What a proud moment!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my, now I'm teary-eyed. So lovely to see your three boys together. And to know just how far Z Man has come. He is precious! And you are all so blessed. Congratulations Little Buddy!

Nance said...

Oh, that first photo is priceless. What a keepsake!

Only you can ever truly know how much he has Moved Up, but everyone can celebrate it with you.

Melanie said...

What an exciting day for such an amazing little boy. The picture of your three handsome boys together is priceless.

Karen said...

Oh Meredith, I got a bit misty eyed just reading this. He is a miracle for sure, and you are an angel. Thank you for sharing LB with us.

Una said...

Wow, you don't need to say how far he has come. It is really obvious from the photos. What a big boy!

Vera said...

What a wonderful day for all of you!! Congratulations to Little Buddy.

kristieinbc said...

Little Buddy is such an inspiration, and so are you! :-)

busybusybeejay said...

An amazing story.Bless him,such a treasure.
On a completely different line,Have you done any weaving recently?

Teresa Kasner said...

I totally loved seeing this fine young fellow graduate on to the next level! He's a lucky boy to have landed in such a fine and supportive family as yours. And to have a Mom who is so dedicated and loving.. what a joy to see. You know I love all of you! *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to your little guy and to all of you!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

I think we have all shed a tear or two reading this post. I absolutely loved the picture of your three boys together. The bond they share is amazing to behold. Little Z's incredible progress is largely because of the love you all have for him and the support you give him, (and each other). Congratulations and on to the next step in his wonderful life.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jo said...

All your boys are gorgeous, you have made a lot of things happen for Buddy. Well done. Jo x

Dee said...

That boy is a FIGHTER! Look out world ..........he's gonna take you by storm!!!

Congrats Little B ..........you are amazing in every way.

Meredith, you certainly have three very HANDSOME and big hearted boys!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Well my heart is melting right now! What a sweet little graduate and I am amazed at how much they learn before they even get to kindergarden! All your boys are so handsome and Little B is one lucky little boy to have found you all. He is one deternimed little boy to have come so far and done so well too! I'm so happy for you all.

Jodiebodie said...

My reaction echoes Dee's words "watch out world" as LB displays the feisty attributes that you first identified when he was so tiny and struggling for survival. Getting to know his personality through your stories about his responses to all sorts of challenges, it is clear that your boy has 'guts'.

It is so wonderful that you and he have such great support from the rest of your family - a guarantee for success.

Congratulations to all of you who have been integral to LB's success so far and your success too (is hard work juggling work and family as well as any extraordinary circumstances that come along).

How lovely to have a 'moving up' ceremony as an opportunity to reflect on everybody's achievements. xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

How special to celebrate 'moving on up' in such a lovely way and your boy sure suits that shade of blue. Well done to him. He's coming on so well, Meredith. All credit to you and your lovely family. xxx