I am struggling to find words to express how much all of this means -- to me, to Scott, to our family, to our awesome physical therapist, Angela (pictured in video), to our babysitters & nurses & other therapists & most of all to CLAIRE. Today, my girl worked on CRAWLING. SHE PERCHED IN A CRAWLING POSITION ON ALL FOURS & HELD HERSELF THERE FOR AROUND 10 MINUTES!!! I am not shitting you. My girl worked like a friggin' BOSS today.
I cannot stress enough how HUGE this is. How for the past 12+ years I've resigned myself to the fact that my daughter probably would never sit/crawl/walk/talk/etc. & that I love her AS SHE IS & even if she never does those things, she still will be my whole heart & soul & literally an extension of me & I'm more than OK with that & just am SO FUCKING GLAD SHE IS STILL HERE because that is really all that matters to me. (And yes, that was the longest run-on sentence in the history of time, but I just am SO. EXCITED! because today my girl defied odds yet again & showed me that miracles do in fact happen & even if she never, ever crawls for reals on her own, she is still the tiniest badass I've ever met & literally my HERO.)
Off to watch this video for the 4th time... chills. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. OMFG.
"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
~Lance Armstrong <------- total douchebag but still a damn good quote!!! LOL