A seriously heavy sigh. Why am I sighing? My daughter will be TEN next week. This is a big deal!
It means I'm ten years older. Seriously. Where has the last ten years gone? (Yes, that's my narcissism making it point number one! Haha).
Nine years ago, when she suffered her horrific brain injury, I never thought that I'd see the things I see come from her!
One of my New Year's goals was to get her potty trained and more active and BAM! Goals achieved! Whoo hoo!
This summer has been extremely pivotal for the both of us; her behavior has been amazing. I think her self esteem has gone up. I am so proud of her. I try to keep her active and making new friends and she is! I am so proud of her! Her social skills are improving! She saw her Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Singh, this week and she didn't scream when she was feeling her head (to make sure her cranioplasty was still stable!). She behaved very maturely!
I feel bad because I can't really afford to do much for her birthday for her this year (and this is a BIG birthday!) but we will do something special together and plan something in a few months. Keepin' it frugal, yo!
Sigh... again... where has ten years gone?
|Us when she was six months old|
|Three days after being shaken and slammed|
|Four years old before she had her cranioplasty|
|This year! At nine years old doing adaptive ballet|