Monday, July 27, 2009

Walking

So everyone knows that Sariah has been pretty lazy in the walking department. She is past 18 months and would still only walk if you would hold both hands. She has strong legs and would walk everywhere on her knees regardless of how painful I imagined the surface she was on to be (concrete, rough carpet, grass, wood, etc.) But she is very strong willed already and we knew that forcing her wasn't working. So I began to pray that she would have the desire to walk. And last night the time finally came! She had been taking 2 steps sparatically this past week. Then last night I was holding her sides and said just go. And she walked away from me and just kept going!! I was IN SHOCK!!! I couldn't believe it. She fell over and I picked her up and said "Again?" And she kept going again. Then after a couple of times of that she stood up all on her own without the use of a couch, wall or me. She is still a bit unstable but she can really move. She just kept walking around for a good half hour. Here is just one of the MANY videos I took during the process. She had gotten pretty tired by this point, but man look at her go!!

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5 comments:

Shauna said...

Yahoooooo! Girl I know that all to well Jack didn't walk until he was 18 months...I was doing some praying also!!!! Congratulations

kristin elaine said...

That is awesome. Look out world you're in for trouble now. :)

Amber said...

YEAH!! your biceps can take a break now!

RitterB's said...

Yipeee!!! Now she and Noah will keep busy chasing each other around!

Rob the Blog Ninja said...

So fun. We had a great time hanging out with you guys and watching the kids run around together.