Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~Albert Camus
Today I tried acupuncture for the first time because I'm getting terrible headaches. The chiro asked me to identify the greatest pain I ever felt. I thought she might think I was crazy (yes crazy, are you surprised?!?) if I told her the greatest pain I ever felt was my heart breaking during the spring/summer of 2010 while we tired to figure out the root of Kate's delays and accept her eventual diagnosis. Watching our recent videos of Kate walking reassures me that I'm probably wrong about that.
We are definitely on a "high" right now. Life is good. Our kids are more amazing than we ever dreamed possible. And Kate is a walking machine! We've waited 3 long years for this moment and watched countless younger children achieve developmental milestones before Kate. As a parent, this is hard to do. Right now, we will bask in the glory of this achievement for a long time. Please forgive us if we seem over exuberant! It's our time to brag and we are overly proud! ;-)
4/2/2013 12:37:59 am
You should be so very proud! I too have felt the pain of a child who is not meeting the milestones of "regular" children (both our boys have autism). We too try to celebrate when they reach new milestones.
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Kelly is Kate's devoted, caring, Type-A mom. Kelly is a high school physics teacher who earned her masters degree in neuroscience from McMaster University in 2003.