Friday, November 1, 2013

The Elle Train

Elle has been visiting the nurse a lot at school. So much so that I began to think she was escaping the classroomremoving herself from overwhelming or loud situations has been her coping mechanism since she was a toddler. Our sweet nurse and Elle's teacher agreed to make it official by giving Elle a "brain break" every day—a scheduled time when she can go to the very quiet nurse's office and color for a half-hour or so. They're now her favorite part of the day. Here's an email describing her most recent brain break:

Amanda,
 
What a wonderful blessed conversation I am hearing from my office; Elle is here for her brain break, and she's talking to the young girl next to her and they have quite a lot in common. Elle has helped this young lady feel better and before you know it, I hear Elle sharing the fact that she has autism. The young girls reply--"okay, we are all different! ". 
 
Praise God for that response. Elle seemed pleased and continued to talk to her.  I went back and talked to them and encouraged the friendship. I pointed out that Elle has the other young girl smiling and feeling better. That is a gift. There is a grade between them but the other girl is from an HBF family and is new to this school too.
 
God is awesome!!! Love seeing this before my eyes. I thought it might bless you as well.
 
Your daughter is sweet and very creative. A true blessing. I am loving getting to know her. She brings a smile to my face every day. 
 
In His Hands,
 
Lori



2 comments:

  1. That's our precious Elle.
    Assuming HBF means Harvest Bible Fellowship?

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  2. This is beautiful! Love when kids just love each other instead of being trapped in competition or comparison.

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