Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday – A Year and a Half

A year and a half ago we learned Piper had Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy.  We learned about the difference between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.  We learned that toddlers are sedated for MRI’s.  We learned that what damage is done cannot be undone.  We learned what AFO’s and UCB’s are.  We learned what Kinesio tape is.  We learned about CIT.  We also learned that these things do not define Piper.  We learned that we can’t know what lies ahead, because it’s never what you think.  We learned how determined and strong a two-year-old can be.  She taught us those things, and she continues to teach us and surprise us. 

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8 comments:

Martha in PA said...

What a touching post, and my how she has grown!

Happy ATWT!

Life with Kaishon said...

This is powerful. And beautiful. I love her name.

blueviolet said...

It's just a hurdle, it's not a blockade. Beautiful post and illustrated so wonderfully. :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

This is a wonderful quote by Judith Henderson~

“Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences, our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them.”

We learn from one another. Even when that someone is just two! Lovely post.

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The Mom Jen said...

Fabulous, it will NEVER define her!

Nicolasa said...

Very powerful!

Unknown Mami said...

That was truly touching, both the text and the photo.

Yaya said...

Beautiful post.