Such amazing things have been happening in the past week or so. Gi has been thriving in therapy and even managed to put herself in the crawling position ALL BY HERSELF (which she normally hates with a fiery passion). If you have a child with gross motor delays, you know how IMPORTANT and AMAZING this is!!!
We are riding this wave of excitement! Isn’t she just super cute?!?
My heart leaps in bounds to finally see things moving forward into new territory, where FINALLY the therapist thinks she’s ready to move into doing something new. New has never felt so amazing!
I apologize for all the caps, but I’m honestly yelling as I type this from excitement.
Looking into our life, with no context, it all seems like nothing. You see a small toddler who is almost 2 and developmentally delayed. But mommy knows. There is so much more intention in the things that she does, the things she looks at, and how she moves. These tiny changes are clear to her therapists, and it’s validating to finally have them see what I see.
It’s amazing that this little girl will be 2 at the end of November! This journey has presented many blessings and hardships and my heart, good and bad, has been revealed at its purest form. All my flaws, strengths and a spectrum of crazy emotions have been showcased and put on display this past year – which is not something I’m the most proud of.
It’s a battle everyday having a child with special needs to keep the focus on the progress, the “inch stones” and the victories. Keeping a perfect, positive attitude all the time is impossible. I’m still a rookie, and I have a lot to learn. This the journey I’m on, every day – trying to be a better mom than I was yesterday.
So today, we celebrate! We are thrilled to see what is to come and every single day we, as a family, have to choose joy!