Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - Update

I believe micro-preemie parents look at the world entirely different than most. Every little thing that our little ones do is exceptional. I just beam with pride every time Olivia drinks out of a straw. Watching Olivia get on her zebra and bounce by herself just astonishes me. One day, she just figured out how to do it on her own. Of course, I'll never get over her walking. I remember when she was in the NICU, my dad told me how he saw some kids laughing and running out of a school bus. He told me that would be Olivia some day. I appreciated the optimism, but at that time. . .no one was sure if she would even be able to walk. When you are given a 90% chance of a disability. . .the odds aren't in your favor. I don't see my astonishment ending any time soon. . .I think it's something that will stick with me all of my life. Who knows what amazing thing she will do tomorrow and I'll be grateful to share it all with you.


Anonymous said...

You are so right. In a way, it's kind of a nice gift we get. Sometimes I'll see my son do something that another kid his age does and I get so excited! I'll say something like ... oh look, Charlie sounds just like so and so, the other non-preemie parents look at me like yeah, so, he sounds like any other 2 year old! There is no way they can understand how amazing that is to me!

Stacie said...

She has been a blessing to you from the moment she was conceived. She will never fully understand the strength she gave you after Logan passed.

Just as Logan had a purpose in his life, so does Olivia and she proves just how amazing she is each and every day.

I'm so happy that your sweet girl is doing so well and that she is bringing you so much joy. Nothing better than watching that smile spread across your child's face. I'm just so very grateful that we are both able to have that type of joy in our lives.

skyesofblue said...

Continue to be in awe of her every movement. What a beautiful blessing you have.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely understand. It's like we are in this unspoken club that we are all trying to forget, but can never really shake. It just is. Jade is so close to walking, I'm counting the days now. Wish us luck!

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