Sunday, December 12, 2010
Remembering how to walk
Dan has been organizing pictures and videos today. This one is before Danica's symptoms got a lot worse earlier this year. It's before we had to get rid of the sharp edged coffee table because she was falling so often. It's before the progression of neck braces. Watching Danica run makes me cry. I barely remember what it was like to hug her fleshy little body and rub her back at night. I hardly remember what it was like to have her show up in the middle of the night beside my bed and crawl in to snuggle. I forget what she looked like twirling and dancing around, sliding down our stairs on her bottom and doing donkey kicks. I forget what it was like to give her a real bath and wash her hair and finally make her get out because she was too pruney. I am overwhelmed by how brave and accepting this little girl has been these last 11 weeks with her complete immobility. I still see the wheelchair in our house and do a double take. I feel sorry for her and for myself and for our family, but Danica has only ever decided to sweetly live in today. I hope we remember how to walk when this is all over, but if we have to learn how to do all these things again, step by step, we will. Our hope remains!
Posted by Monica Kaye at 10:21 PM