Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Walking Shoes

     I have been thinking recently how very far we've come. How far Jacob has come, how he's grown. I wrote something almost 2 and a half years ago, when Jacob finally started walking on his own and I thought I'd reprint it, for fun I guess. Jacob had just gotten, worn, and walked in his very first pair of shoes and I couldn't believe we'd made it that far. So here it is.

October 4, 2008
   Jacob got his first pair of walking shoes yesterday. To most this may not seem like such a big deal, but to us, it is so much more than just a pair of shoes. It's the ability itself to walk. It's how two weeks ago our sweet 14 month old was still just cruising and had only been bearing weight on his legs for 2 months. Those first unbalanced, unsupported steps will forever be etched in my mind. Countless doctors appointments, 2 major surgeries, casts, bandages, sponge baths, braces, and now shoes. Two fat little feet, scared but perfect anyway ready to take on the world. Walking today but running tomorrow. What a long road we've taken to get to this place, it took more motherly strength than I thought I possessed and a little baby boy who was so determined right from the start that it gave me the strength that I needed to face it all. These shoes mean so much.

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