I regret that I’ve let a year pass by without a single update on our family and Willow’s progress. A lot happens in a year, so it’s difficult for me to know how in the world to begin this “update.” I’ve sat staring at the computer screen many times now, my mind swimming with too many thoughts and emotions to sort through.
I’ve posted many photos with captions below to share some of the things we’ve experienced as a family over the past year (and so you can see how big and beautiful the girls are getting!). Although I absolutely love looking at adorable photos just as much as the next person, these are just snippets of moments captured - the best and happiest moments captured and frozen in time. We’ve had so many happy and wonderful moments, but we’ve had just as many (or more) utterly painful and trying ones. Life has been a flurry of motion and emotion. Sometimes, I sit in relative peace in the eye of the storm. But in time, I am swept back into the tumult of appointments and evaluations and diagnoses and classes and therapy and, well you get the picture. It’s nonstop around here! But, as I sit here attempting to summarize a year’s worth of “stuff” in a few short paragraphs, I can honestly say that I am a proud mama. I’m proud to have these amazing little girls who continue to amaze me everyday, but in such different ways. The fact that Raewyn can now talk and sing and dance is amazing. She is a little sponge- just a week ago, she was counting, “one, two, one, two, one, two” over and over again. And now, a few days later, she counts straight up to ten like it’s nothing. I think it’s that much more incredible to watch Rae learn, because things just don’t come that easily to Willow. But, Willow is learning. She too can talk and sing and dance and count, and watching her do those things is like watching a miracle happen. Each new skill she acquires and every new word she utters is a victory not to be taken for granted. Yes, I am proud!
Ok, here are the pictures I promised! Tomorrow, we will be celebrating Willow’s 2nd Anniversary as a Davidson:) Happy Gotchaversary, Willow Song!
Climbing the rock wall in Physical Therapy
Still loves it when Daddy throws her way up high
August 9, 2012 My sweet baby’s first birthday
Fun with Dad
First time on the boat, Lake Mojave
Raewyn meets Easter Bunny (Willow admired him from a distance)
My tiny dancer