Now, typically, I am off to the rescue.... because it is just HARD to watch your child struggle. It really is. I want her to be able to just GET UP and brush herself off, but that isn't the way things are. Not by a long shot.
YET..... we are so thankful that Erika can WALK! We are thankful she can knit, and how wonderfully sweet and bright she is. She is our ray of sunshine every morning. :)
Today, instead of going to her rescue, as we have been working on ideas for her to get up alone when she falls..... instead, I armed myself with my camera. :) I stood inside and she didn't know I was there cheering her on. Both Mike and I watched her get up and I am so proud of her! She gave me permission to post this video of her efforts. :)
As a mom, to more than one child with physical disabilities, I can honestly say, the hardest part is not rescuing and letting them figure things out for themselves. Erika has learned to do MUCH by ME stepping out of the way and letting her blossom!
Love you so much my sweet girl!