stand up, stand up!

my daughter just stood up. she managed to get up from the sofa on her own.

she didn’t ask for help.

she didn’t slide awkwardly onto the floor then lever herself up from there.

she manouvered herself to the edge of the sofa and, with great effort, pushed herself up.

a first.

and although we’ve been beginning again all over again through the past four months, this is where i think it really begins.

with independence comes strength.

with strength comes recovery.


6 Comments on “stand up, stand up!”

  1. gina says:

    She looks better each time I see her! ­čÖé

  2. i keep thinking i’m going to fox things if i say yes. but yes, she is. i had to help her up from the sofa before, so we’ve a way to go yet, but the fact she could do it all on her own is amazing. maybe it’s all down to getting the right drugs in her – i don’t know. psychologically, this will give her a tremendous boost. it will all of us, really.

  3. sarah says:

    Wonderful news

  4. Connie says:

    progress! congratulations.

  5. thanks, Connie. yes, real progress. it took me back to when she first walked. it was the oddest realisation – toddler and twelve-year old combined just for a moment.

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