Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Progress or Should I Say MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a picture from last year, but it shows what Ananya can do herself now. Last night, at the ripe old age of 5, our baby girl pulled herself up to standing. Of course, in all Ananya glory she did it in her bedroom without anyone watching. Patrick walked in to get her and she was standing. Now to get the full force of this you have to understand that she has never attempted to do this herself. She doesn't even like when we make her stand up before we pick her up. She loves to walk but wants you to do the hard stuff. I will say it again. Ananya will not let anyone know she can do something until she has mastered the skill. The same thing happened with walking in her walker. One day she needed some pushing, the next minute she was almost running. She amazes me and I thank God everyday for such a stubborn little lady.
As a side note, they started using electro-stimulation on Ananya's right leg today to try and help get the thigh muscle to start working. She isn't using it at all and we decided to push her alittle further. I'll keep you updated.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Amanda


Peter and Nancy said...

My heart is just bursting at this news -- I can only imagine how you and Patrick are feeling! Way to go, Ananya! That stubbornness is going to be one of your finest qualities as you grow up . . .

The Labontes said...

How wonderful! We just talked about that the other day, and now she's doing it! Can't waitto see what comes next!

Julie & Patrick said...

Wow! What fantastic progress. So funny how some kids are. We thought my nephew couldn't talk, until one day he spouted out the whole alphabet. He just didn't want to so it until he knew he had it right. Ananya must be the same sort of kid...can't wait to hear what she has accomplished next!
Julie R