After a long day of work, I came home to Rob exclaiming he had a surprise for me. Selfishly, I’m thinking “an iPad?”, or maybe “a Macbook?” or another early birthday present that comes from the Apple world? But what was waiting for me was better than any piece of cool technology. What Rob rushed in to give me was one of the best surprises I have ever had in my life. He showed me pictures of Lola pulling herself to standing for the very first time!!
Then her legs got a bit unsturdy but she wasn’t going down without a fight…she kept trying to hold herself up.
Lola actually pulled herself to standing today…not once, but twice! Now we aren’t sure if today was a “two” time occurrence, but the process is in her brain and now she knows she can.
I’m sitting here looking at these pictures and I’m blown away with happiness. I’m so proud of our little girl and this remarkable accomplishment. Heck this weekend, I was thrilled because Lola has started “cleaning her belly” when I put the soap on her. I was ecstatic when she tried to put the comb up to her hair because she saw me doing it. I see all of these inchstones and milestones and I’m just so proud of her. She has worked hard to accomplish every little task that most parents of “typical” kids overlook because they’re simple. For kids like Lola, life isn’t quite so simple which is why days like today are especially touching. She’s a fighter and she’s determined and she is going to go on to do some pretty kick ass things in life even if it does take a bit longer.
Moises (Lola’s first PT in Costa Rica) always said “it’s not about when she gets there, it’s about how she does” and I’m quite positive he would be very proud of the strength and perseverance she showed today.
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