Monday, October 26, 2009

All About Kolby

Kolby starts communications class this week. It's basically preschool with a huge emphasis on speech. I'm so excited for him. And so sad to be sending him to preschool. Sure, he's gone to Mothers Day Out, but that's different. That's at church. It's glorified childcare. This. This is different.

I'm being brave and excited for Kolby. We talk about how much fun he's going to have. The new friends he'll make. How nice his teacher is.

It's even more real than it was when we realized it was real.

He'll do so great. I just know it.

Dr. Ponseti died last week. I never met him. I wish that I could have. I have a lot of respect, gratefulness, and love for this man.

Kolby was born with bilateral club foot. The doctor that treated him in Connecticut was trained by Dr. Ponseti.

Because of Dr. Ponseti's tireless research, patience and implementation, my Kolby can walk easily. He can run and jump. I've thanked Dr. Thomson but I never got to thank Dr. Ponseti.

Thank you, Dr. Ponseti. Words can not do justice to the gratefulness in my heart to you. Because of your work, my child can live a totally normal life. How can I say thank you for that?

**If for some reason, you read this post because your child has club foot and you have questions or just want to talk to someone about it, email me through my about me page. I would love to talk with you.


  1. He must be so excited! I bet the next time we see him he'll be talking like a champ. Is Sage jealous that Kolby is going to school?

  2. Yay for Kolby! I'd been wondering what was going on with Kolby and all the communication stuff. That preschool sounds like a really great thing to have available!

  3. Good for Kolby! This is such a huge step for all of you.

  4. This post made me tear up! Little Kolbs is gonna do so great!!! Soon enough he's going to be cracking jokes and working the sarcasm just as good, if not better than Sage! I can't wait!

  5. Kolby's going to do so great at his preschool!

  6. How many days and hours will he be going? Can't wait to see his first day of school picture :)

  7. it's amazing to see our children grow, and especially amazing to see them overcome obstacles. and i was just thinking yesterday, how amazing it is to live here, with so much medical advancement so easily available.

    i bet he'll absolutely love school!


  8. Kolby is going to thrive at school! I can't wait to hear how it goes!


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