Thursday, October 21, 2010
Two years ago today, I was sitting in my living room with Todd and we got a phone call from Casey. Not one of my favorite conversations. Casey was upset at some news from the doctor about Avery. They were concerned that one of the risks of prematurity was closer to reality than anyone wanted. Cerebral Palsy. I have to admit that shook me. Her little muscles were sooo tight which was preventing her from sitting up and some other things but since she was behind in sitting up and she had these things going on they wanted to test for that and also for Hip Displasia. We immediately began to pray. Todd was insistent that we not call people, or blog it, or anything like that... But just pray. We did. I thought for some crazy reason it would be the thing to do to research Hip Displasia since I didnt know much about that. Ummmmm Bad idea! The first picture popped up was a little girl in some contraption pulling her limbs from one end of the room to the other. Awful awful pictures. I shut the laptop down. I couldnt stomach it. Thankfully that prayer was answered SO QUICKLY. Avery just needed physical therapy to loosen her tight mucles which was from the prematurity. Soon she did sit up, and eventually did stand with her whole feet on the floor.
I am so thankful that she has come so far this last two years. She is growing, talking, painting, making phone calls, running, and saying Night Night Prayers, like "Dear God, I like cookies. In Jesus Name Amen." and other more meaningful ones.
She is even riding horses! She has her own ideas and attitudes and is becoming more and more precious to us if that is at all possible.
Cool what a couple of years brings.
What in the world will there be in two more years?