Monday, March 19, 2012

my little fighter...

You may remember my post last week about struggling with Annie Rice's development. On Wednesday, one of our friends asked if we wanted to go to the park. To be honest, we've never taken Annie Rice to the park...Last year, when she got to be mobile, the seasons changed and it was colder, so we have never taken her until now. I have to say, it was not the easiest thing....I worked with her for a good 30 minutes at trying to help her climb 4 stairs so that she could slide down the slide! She was frustrated, I was frustrated...but she had fun and was completely worn out that afternoon! 
The very next day we had actually planned to meet our Early Interventionist at another park. It was very overwhelming. There was about 50 children there! Annie would get frustrated and moms would crowd around wondering why my 21 month old wasn't walking...There was one particular tube that kids could crawl through. It had a slight incline. My little Annie tried scooting up it...that's what she does first with everything! That didn't work, so we worked with her until we were blue in the face, trying to get her to crawl up it...[She's never crawled, scooting is her way of getting around]. She cried, and cried, and cried because she wanted so badly to get up that tube. I cried and cried because I was sad seeing her frustrated and just wanted her to get it...Finally, my smart little girl decided she could scoot up it backwards! Sure enough, she got it! In her own way! To say that time at the park was hard, is an understatement. 
I was determined to keep pushing her. Thankfully, we have a small park just a few feet away from our house. So that afternoon, I decided to take her. When we first got there, she could not get up the stairs to get to the slide. She worked and worked for about 20 minutes, and when we left this is what my little fighter could do! It was very special! Her legs are covered in bruises, black and blue from all her hard work, but she's getting there! I'm so proud of her and I'm thankful that the Lord is continuing to do big things in and through her precious life!

9 comments:

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Bless her little heart. I'll bet that slide down that slide is about 100 times more fun and rewarding for her because she worked so hard at it. Yay Annie Rice!!

ofwhomiamtheworst said...

Oh, Amy, I just love this! I watched the video with tears in my eyes. How proud you must be of your little Annie Rice working so hard!

Beth said...

i'm crying... because that is so sweet. Annie Rice is a true fighter, getting it her all. so precious. it takes time. throughout our lives no matter what we all go through times that take each one of us more time & others times less time to make it through. we are all so different & that is totally ok. what a true blessing. so happy for you all. (:

Bonky's Mom said...

WOW! GO ANNIE! Precious, precious girl!

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Way to go Annie!!! She is precious! She will get there!

Abby said...

Yay!!! What a fighter!

Unknown said...

that was awesome! makes me want to cry too!

Lindsay Moten said...

Amy-
I read your blog and have hung back from commenting before now. This video, this story, made me cry. I am SO happy for your family and I'm even happier for Annie Rice. God has placed her with wonderful parents. I will pray for Annie Rice and you and Kaz as you work on her development but honestly, I think she's set. She has loving parents and she is being taught the Lord's love. The rest will fall into place.

The Pilston's said...

Yeah! Your video sums up why I LOVE working in Early Intervention. Celebrating these milestones with precious families like yours. You are doing such a wonderful job!