Monday, November 1, 2010

Just like all the other kids!

I have started to write this blog several times and could not do it.  But now I try one more time!  Friday was Wyatt's Halloween party at the daycare.  I picked up Bella from school and we went to the daycare together.  I figured the party would be in his classroom but as I drove up, I saw them setting things up outside.  In my mind I thought "Great" another party of having to hold him the whole time and he will not have any fun.  Then I quickly remembered having his stander in the car with us and with the parking lot empty for the party, he would have plenty of room to roam.  So I got his "bicycle" out as we call it and when I walked in his room with his AFO's "RU-RU" boots, he eagerly wanted them on.  One sweet little girl "helped" Wyatt get his boots on and kept saying "I love your boots, Wyatt."  So I put Wyatt in his stander in the daycare office so I could have more room.  All this while I am just going through the motions and thinking nothing of this until I opened the doors to the outside and Wyatt wheeled around to get out.  Emotions flooded my mind.  Would people stare? Would Wyatt run over anyone?  Would people feel sorry for him?  I am glad that it was sunny outside and I could wear my sunglasses because I started tearing up as I watched him.  I teared up as I realized watching him wheel as fast as he could and play and feel the breeze in his hair as he probably has never felt before, that Wyatt was not wondering any of those things.  He was just being Wyatt and having fun in his own way like all the rest of the kids.  So many people gave him compliments on how great he was doing and Wyatt was so proud.  His big sister Bella was pretty proud of him too!  I learned something from him that day that I hope to carry forward with me forever, No matter what, we WILL feel the breeze in our hair!  We WILL do it in our own time and that is okay with us!  The party was a hit.  He ate cookies and candy!  He played basketball and even golf.  Oh yeah, he also got to see Elmo or Melmo as he calls him.  Was not afraid, either! I will post some pictures.  Saturday we went to horse therapy and he could not wait for me to even get down to the stall, he wanted on that horse.  SO, he now is riding solo again.  Ms. Bonnie laughed this weekend and said, "I don't know if it is helping him walk but it sure helps him talk!"  He talks non-stop while we are at the barn.  He just loves it there.  After riding we went to my sister's house to visit with family.  We had a good time together and did some Trick or Treating.  It was a busy weekend but it was nice and we all had a great time!

Face Painting!

Aftermath of face painting!

Looking at my shadow.


  1. I remember having those same feelings when Caleb was younger and first got a stander. These wheels give our kids such independence and they love it!

  2. Nick doesn't have a stander, we have an appointment to get fitted next week. But it's nice to be reminded that while we have all the fears about how they will be seen - our kids don't have them. They get to enjoy the moment!

    PS I LOVE the background!

  3. What an amazing and loving life story you are living! Thanks so much for the wonderful blog you are sharing with us. I am so proud of Wyatt and his family. I will pray he continues to conquer milestone after milestone. God bless all of you!! Much love, Melanie