Wednesday, November 17, 2010


The above picture is of Makenzie before her accident when she was about 4 months old. I love this picture. In fact it is one of my all time favorite pictures of Makenzie. I think it is those big blues that just take my breath away every time I see it!

I am pretty sure, if my memory serves me right, I even entered this picture into a baby photo contest shortly after I took it!

Tonight as I looked at this picture of Makenzie on her stomach staring at the world,I saw developmental milestones. I see a set of skills that I now know by medical definition. I could tell you each and every muscle group that needs to activate and when, to accomplish the seemingly simple task of lifting your head up while laying on your stomach.

I look at that picture and see my beautiful princess. I see the same amazing little girl laying on the floor working with all her might to activate her muscle groups at just the right time in the perfect order. I see a fighter. I see a miracle. I see a little girl who is just as utterly perfect as she was the day she was born.

This picture reminds me of where we are going.... even if it is like watching grass grow! We will get there!

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As for our day today.... it was crazy busy but Makenzie did so well!!!

We started with therapy at home. Makenzie was a rock star. Her therapist continues to be overwhelmingly amazed every day with how much more movement Makenzie is getting in her whole body! She is so much loser but most noticeably in her shoulders and hips!!! God is so good!

We then hurried to Makenzie's first swimming lesson. The pool was beautiful and Makenzie showed off her love for the water! After she got over being shy she was all smiles and giggles! Makenzie chased after a fish that squirted water. She jumped off of the stairs, she propelled herself through the water by pushing off of me and showed her instructor how she could roll over in the water.She loved every second of it. The cool part is the water was warm and the pool area was just as warm so there was no getting cold! Good stuff!!!

After lunch we headed to the clinic for more therapy and Makenzie continued her streak of amazingness. She did great in standing and then when we moved to crawling Makenzie look off!!! Her legs were going at least 60mph! The only problem.... she wasn't moving her arms half as fast.

I pulled a roller board out from under one of the tables and suggested we put Makenzie hands on the board so that she could move herself with her legs. Lets just say Makenzie LOVED it! I have never ever heard Makenzie do anything but cry in the crawling position but today she laughed and squealed the entire time!

It was a wonderful day! I am so full of hope for Makenzie! I feel so blessed! Tomorrow is another full day of therapy fun! Pray that her amazingness flows over into tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the next day, and the..... ok I am sure you get the point!!!

Believe... Prayer Works!

'Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth‎ (Jeremiah 33:6)


Ellen said...

Wow‚ those eyes!!! What a beautiful baby...and a beautiful girl. I am glad she had such an awesome day yesterday, and I hope she has a similar one today.

It's great that she is taking swimming lessons; our neuro just recommended we try to get Max into aquatherapy again, and I'm looking into it.

Dani G said...

Love these pics because you can see the hard work in there!! Our kids work SOOOOO hard!! Awesome!

Here's my photo:

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