There are many reasons I love this photo. The most obvious to me, however, is probably quite different than it is for you. A year ago if my sweet preemie Luke had been that close to powdered sugar, he would not have been all smiles and I would’ve been in tears. One sight of a fine substance and he would’ve urped all over that table. He struggles mightily with sensory issues and I was beside myself with glee when he gobbled up a few bites of that beignet at Cafe Du Monde like they were long lost friends.
To his OT and feeding therapist, Laurie, this one’s for you. And, for all you mommas out there who wonder if your child will ever conquer their greatest challenge, I hope this photo gives you hope.
Keep on believin’.