Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yesterday...

DD2 didn't walk until she was almost two years old. She has had gross motor delays her whole life, which are complicated by some sensory issues. It's been tough as a mom to watch her struggle, watch her be scared to walk down steps, watch her question her abilities, and to watch her fall, and fall, and fall... breaking her arm, visiting the ER for scary head crashes, having my heart skip a beat every time she trips hoping she won't get hurt again.

Yesterday at after school pick up she yelled over to me, "Mom, wanna see how fast I can run?"

And right then my daughter took off and ran down a hill. Not a gently sloping hill, a hill that would make a pretty good sledding hill. She pounded down that hill with confidence, long strides, and good speed.

She didn't hesitate.
She didn't stop to think about it.
She just ran. Like it had never been a problem.

And when she turned around and smiled at me from the bottom of the hill my heart skipped a beat... but for an entirely different reason.

9 comments:

OHN said...

When our kids blow our minds, they really go all the way, don't they?

ganelle said...

So beautifully written.

And just think all of that energy spent worrying and wondering. I often think that if we could only have little glimpses into our futures, we would worry a whole lot less.

Martha said...

Ah yes, but it is those moments spent in worry, that give us the ability to celebrate these major milestones! We are aware of what a victory we are witnessing!

Run Jules, Run!!!!

kate said...

Ok.. you made me cry! I am SO PROUD of her! Way to go Peach!

Rumour Miller said...

I learn a little bit more about you and your family.

Yay for her!

tz said...

beautiful...My hand is to my heart and feeling tearful but in a good way!

Colleen O said...

I love it when they don't fall flat on their faces! It's so hard to resist the urge to bubble wrap them.

Good job concealing your hand wringing.

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