“Today is the Day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” ~ Psalm 118:24
Christopher took his first steps without a mobility device last night. Tears of joy were streaming down my face. We have waited so long for this day. While other friends and family prepare for summer, we have been preparing to walk. It’s hard to make plans when walking isn’t an option. We feel blessed that this day has come. He’s not walking with long strides yet but that day will be here before we know it.
His physical therapy measurements were great yesterday. His foot fracture is completely healed now. He has more range of motion in the left hip than the right. Everything is a 20% improvement. The only thing slowing him down is his feet. He needs more flexion in them. In true Christopher form, he slapped his feet and said that’s enough. We are going to walk and then walked for the first time last night. He has been very patient through this entire process. I don’t know that I would have handled it with the grace he has shown over the past four months. He no longer snarls at physical therapy but embraces it with full gusto.
We made it through 6th grade! Christopher ended up with straight A’s. He is aspiring to be a physician later on in life. With grades like this, he is well on his way. We are so proud of him! We were sad to see Mrs. Bell go. She is a terrific teacher. She taught Christopher in the 4th grade and again in the 6th. We were not as scared of school this time. We knew what to expect. It was a lot of work though. You definitely get back what you put in it! The last session both boys – Byron and Christopher got to be together. It was a very fun day!
Here’s to the beginning of a new day and a ‘normal’ life. I’m not sure we’ll ever be normal but more like other people. Again, thank you to everyone that has prayed for Christopher and our family and continue to do so. Without those prayers, I know we wouldn’t have made it.