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prayers for Lucy

by Shawni

Dear “I Love Lucy” club members,

Please send prayers her way today.

She’s finally having her evaluation this afternoon for an amazing preschool (we’ve been anticipating it since the spring). It’s actually at the elementary school my other kids go to, and it mixes special needs students with mainstream ones, and has therapists right there on hand to work with the kids in the classroom. She is still so young, but all her therapists think this would be such a great fit for her.

Although I’d be so sad to send my baby to “school,” I just really feel like she needs it. She needs the peer interaction and peer modeling. She needs the structure. She needs the therapy they would provide. I just feel like she would bloom and grow and thrive there.

And I need it too. Sometimes it’s so lonely being the only one who knows what’s going on with Lu, and what her needs are. I get so overwhelmed and worried. My heart aches on a daily basis. Of course, Dave is there through and through, but how amazing would it be to have some other teachers right on board with me to understand and be aware of her needs and progress? It would help so much.

Don’t get me wrong, Lucy is doing SO well. She has grown and learned by leaps and bounds this summer. She’s stringing together sentences and running and soaking in life like a little sponge.

But as her Mother I ache for her to have any advantage or stepping stones I can hand over.

So please send any available praying power our way!

Thanks with all my heart.

Love, Shawni

P.S. If you want more information on Lu and her syndrome click here and here and here.

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19 comments

Sister Charity Jade Eyre August 20, 2009 - 5:24 pm

Prayers flying your way every hour!

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Becki August 20, 2009 - 5:27 pm

Prayers to Lucy and her mommy! I totally understand how you feel, that no matter who else is helping, we as the mom, know our child the very best!

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Carol August 20, 2009 - 5:35 pm

Shawni, I will be praying for your beautiful daughter today! Lucy (and all your children) are so lucky to have you for a mother.

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Julie August 20, 2009 - 5:54 pm

I'm on it. 🙂

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Rachel Allen August 20, 2009 - 5:54 pm

Shawni, I can so relate to some of those feelings you must be having! I have a little guy who just started kindergarten and has come from the early intervention program. I found myself in the principles office yesterday crying my eyes out about my worries for him. I will keep your little Lucy in my prayers!!!!

Also I have a therapist I would like to tell you about that my friend has gone to for her little girl. Email me if your interested or get my number from my mom who is in your ward. (Sis. Higginbotham)

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Sarah August 20, 2009 - 6:09 pm

Good luck today, little Lucy!

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rskmom August 20, 2009 - 6:18 pm

Prayers, hugs, and love headed your way!

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Brigitta August 20, 2009 - 6:34 pm

prayers, coming your way sweet little Lucy.

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ellen August 20, 2009 - 7:14 pm

praying for all of you…

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Lorri August 20, 2009 - 7:33 pm

Glad I checked in. We will pray for your little Lucy.

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Melissa August 20, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Thank you for telling us about this. I would love to include Lu in my prayers.

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Love Being a Nonny August 20, 2009 - 8:21 pm

Your sweet Lucy is one of the reasons I fell in love with your blog. It is my honor and privilege to pray for her today.

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kara jayne August 20, 2009 - 8:39 pm

you can count on us. we love lucy!

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Shumway Family August 20, 2009 - 9:33 pm

Prayers and thought are with you and Lucy. I truly hope she gets in! It's nice to have someone to share the burden and bounce ideas off of.

Much love, Shawni!

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Attic Gal Alysa August 21, 2009 - 12:10 am

Prayers are headed your way.

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Brandee August 21, 2009 - 2:16 am

The prayers are coming. I am putting Lucy's name and your family's in the temple. Keep us posted.

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Claudia August 21, 2009 - 4:03 am

Shawni, anything and everything for my girl, Lucy! We love that girl and I'll make sure I keep her in my 2am prayers! xoxo

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Lauren August 21, 2009 - 12:48 pm

I mean really, have they met her??? Surely once meeting that precious girl they could NEVER deny her! Even though I have never met her I just love her and feel as though I know her.

Tons of prayers are being sent your way!!!!

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Anna11432 August 21, 2009 - 2:18 pm

If anyone deserves this, I'm sure it's Lucy. There's no doubt in my mind that she will be accepted!
Best of luck,
~Anna

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