Super Special Siblings 💓💚💕 - " A year ago this week, Ian walked holding our hands for the first time. I’ll never forget it. I immediately texted our PT to tell her how thankful we were for her, for the gift of walking, and for Ian and his hard work.
A year later, and Ian is walking independently. He’s done 3 steps or so for the past month, but today it was 7 or 8 steps at a time. This week it’s clicked for him–he knows he can walk and he’s stopped being scared/frustrated. In fact, his abundant enthusiasm and excitement and laughter are throwing him off balance and perhaps keeping him from doing more.
So today we are thankful for the gift of Down syndrome: that because of the impact it has had on Ian’s gross motor development, we’ve had not one celebration of a first step, but many, many celebrations of his incremental successes. We are thankful for what Ian has taught us about patience, hard work, and getting back up. We are thankful for Ian’s strength and abilities. We are thankful for his laughter (oh, how thankful we are for that laughter!). We are thankful for his #1 cheerleader, Adele, who started dragging him around by the hand this week at daycare and who Ian so badly wants to chase. We are thankful for Ian’s team of supporters: from family to medical professionals to the strangers that cheer him on while he uses his walker in public.
Life is so sweet." - THANK YOU FOR SHARING @nancybschroeder 🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️
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