Monday, October 10, 2011
stand in the place where you are
i am certain there is nothing in the world that compares to seeing your daughter truly stand for the first time. most parents have video and photos of those first moments their child takes their first steps or toddles their way along a coffee table for support. E is almost 6 years old and i can tell you that there is nothing like the feeling of being beside her, seeing her standing for the first time. and realizing how tall she actually is, where her head comes up to me, just barely above my hip, by the way- (giving her an inch for the stander, of course)... to hold her hand with her right there next to me, no wheels to keep us at arms length. it was all i could do to keep myself from bursting into those happy sobs. not because i need her upright or want her to be any different than exactly who she is, as she is. only because it made us both exceedingly glad. only because of the possibilities it could open up for her. only because of the necessity of standing and being out of a sitting position for her heath. what this could do for her hips, her back, her heart, her joints. and for her love of the KITCHEN! :)
you should have seen her face when she got a look at herself in the full length mirror. priceless. PRICELESS. these are the best days in therapy. the very best.
Posted by kitchu at 1:56 PM