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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Erika's Surprise

This morning Erika was up when we thought she was still getting her normal beauty sleep. I heard a few little bangs in the room but didn't think anything about it.
When she wakes in the a.m. she always calls for us to come and get her.
This a.m. however was different.

Bouncy Sarah came running into the kitchen to tell us that Erika was UP and DRESSED!

So we went to investigate. Sure enough, she pushed past her fear and became brave. She stood without her legs on and got her clothing from her drawer and dressed herself.

This is HUGE. As she learns to get more proficient at it, it will free her up to get around when she doesn't have on her feet. So in the middle of the night if she needs to use the toilet, she will be able to go without calling for us to carry her.

What a great surprise.


Steve Eimers said...

Good for her! And you!

Melissa E.

Unknown said...

That is awesome! I am sure this is just a taste of her achievements to come. Kudos to you two mom and dad for providing the security and love for this step. Praise God always, yall have a great family!
Brandy Cloud

Anonymous said...

Great Job Erika! I bet it is easier to go to the restroom when you need to go:)

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