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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Follow Up Post...Special Needs

I don't have much time to blog tonight as Gib's brother and his family are here for their last night. But while the kids are getting a bath, minus Matthew who has been in bed for a while already, I wanted to share with you Matthew's latest achievement.

He pulled himself up yesterday on the sofa.

And I cried.

And I must add that he was trying to get Jessica's iPod. I think it's funny that he's already motivated by electronics :)

He only needed a small nudge by big sister, Jessica, the first time and was then able to do it on his own the next 4 or 5 times. It makes me so happy to see our hard work paying off. It takes him so long to build the strength to do something like this, and it feels like it will never happen. Then he "gets it" and takes off with it. He is certainly unsteady and we lend him a hand when, and if, needed. I can't wait to go to physical therapy this week and show his therapist.

Just wanted to share and have this milestone documented. Thanks so much for your comments and emails and most of all your prayers for Matthew and our family!



  1. Yeah, Matthew! Rejoicing in this milestone with you!

  2. Tonya, that's wonderful! I would have cried too. In fact, I'm tearing up.
    Go, Matthew!! What did his PT say? : )

    I love you friend. Remembering and aching these November days with you.