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slow and steady wins the race

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sam I AM!

Yesterday for the first time Sam pulled to stand and walked to the middle of the room with no prompting... he did it just because. No one was encouraging him, no one was saying "here Sam...walk to me Sam",...nope he just decided that he wanted to walk and he did. I about fell off my chair and Andrew was screaming at the top of his lungs. We have been working on "walking" for a very very long time...years in fact... all the while knowing that Sam would walk when Sam was good and ready to walk. He is soooo close and I almost feel the need to hold my breath... this is so huge. Below is a video from his physical therapy session this morning...just look at him go.  Fingers crossed, Sam will be an official full-time walker by his 6th birthday.  Way to go Sam!

SAM I AM!!!
***Walking***
slow and steady wins the race

video

yes, that is me squealing in the background doin' the happy dance

 

15 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my gosh! Way to go Sam! We are so proud of you! It brought a huge smile to my face. And in some other words from Dr. Seuss... " Oh the places you'll go!" Keep up the great work... slow and steady wins the race takes on new meaning today!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Sam! We're so proud of you! Love Uncle Brad & Aunt Kim

Katie said...

wowee! that is so cool to see! He's come so far and I bet is pretty proud of himself as he should be!

Natasha said...

Hi Rae , this is Natasha Brubaker ((maiden :Harris)from Aquinas,Kelly suggested I check your blog out and I have been quietely enjoying it for about a month) I am so excited for Sam and You! my daughter's first steps were unpromted too and I think those are the best.
I would like t o get in touch with you so here is my email: bkwrm59@sbcglobal.net

Cindy said...

Wow, Sam! You did it! 5 seconds of movie made me laugh and cry hysterically all at the same time! I showed it to Jenny and she said, "Cool Sam!" We are so proud of you! The Shafer Family

Anonymous said...

I just showed this video to Chris (We're in room 224 at Lutherin Gen with influenza A at the moment)He turned watched the video and gave Sam a huge smile!! We are so proud of Sam. He's our constant inspiration.I told Chris that if Sam can do it so can he.
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! Sam, you are doing great!! Love, the Trage Family

Anonymous said...

That's awesome Rae. What a Happy Day for Sam! Congrats to you all.....and keep on truck'n Sam : )
Love, H xo

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh WOW! Rue, this is tremendous! Now you are going to have your hands full :-) That kind of full is the best gift. ((hugs)) Rosie

Jen r. said...

That's awesome! I love how he dives for the couch at the end!
Jen

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You know I meant "Rae"! I am always afraid I'm going to do that!!! And I did! ((hugs)) Rosie

Kelly said...

My computer has been a bit funky and I just finally got to see the video. That is awesome! Way to go Sam! What a proud mom moment for you too Rae!

Anonymous said...

That is the best thing I've seen all day! Way to go buddy! Hi Fives all around from John, Matthew, Isaiah, Dan and Wendy!

jotcr2 said...

That is fantastic.

Alyssa said...

YAY Sam!! that is so awesome!!!