Monday, January 10, 2011


I was sitting on the couch tonight watching Mr Morgan play on the floor. I was reflecting on all he has learned to do in the last 7 weeks and how easy and accidental it has been.

Yes, I have had four children who have all gone through those same stages. I don't think I paid near as much attention to every tiny detail as I have to Morgan. Yes, I rejoiced when my kids learned to roll over, sit up, eat their first bite of baby food, hold their head up in prone, get on all fours, and take their first steps! However, until Makenzie's accident I don't think I truly understood the magnitude of how amazing each little piece was.

In they last several weeks I have seen every little detail. I have watched Morgans protective reaction come in. I have watched him become a proficient roller and stood in awe of each of the muscle groups working in harmony through each new roll.  I have watched all the different stages of weight bearing into his arms. I have seen his extension lessen every day allowing him to sit for short times un assisted. Two weeks ago Morgan decided to get on his hands and knees. He rocks. He moves his knees, he belly flops forward onto the floor unsure how to move his arms. We have gotten a good laugh or two out of this!

I have enjoyed every minute but at times a wave of sadness rushes in at how hard re learning those things which should be so easy is for Makenzie. Quickly the sadness leaves and I am left with a glowing, beautiful, intelligent little girl who loves life and is so happy. She doesn't know and I don't think she cares. She is learning how to do the same stuff in different ways every day.

Today when I laid her down on the floor and I walked into the kitchen. As I stood at the counter I heard her toy go off. I glanced in on her and she had rolled to the other side of her mat and was pushing the buttons. She looked at me and had the most beautiful smile on her face that had "look at me mommy!" written all over it! I smiled back and told her what a great job she had done and how proud I was of her for getting her own toy. At that she rolled back over and the button pushing commenced!

It may not be easy for Makenzie but because it isn't, everything she does seems so much more special in the end! 

Believe... Prayer Works!


Janet "Grammy" Harrold said...

Hello, I think Mackenzie is an amazing little girl, what a beautiful laugh she has ( i watched the video in the side bar) I am currently putting together a series on Conductive Education and noticed this is one of the many things that you have tried with Mackenzie. I'm wondering if you would be interested in sharing your conductive Experience on my blog? If so please email me thanks

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