|There is so much more to this picture than meets the eye... what do you see?|
I just love this pic of Sam coming down the big slide. What I like even more is that he climbed up there all my himself. AND... he didn't crawl... he stood up, used the hand rail (safety first!) and one by one climbed the steps to the slide. This is a HUGE accomplishment that Sam has worked on for a very, very long time. Then of course he had to figure out how to position himself just right so he could balance and then push off. And finally he got off the slide on his own and then did it all again. And if you look very very closely you will also notice that he is just wearing sandals (stylish keens to be exact) without his braces (SMOs) on. You've come a long way baby! Slow and steady wins the race.
So while some of you might just see the joy of a little boy going down the slide on a beautiful fall day... I see so much more. I see all my therapy dollars at work! I see motor planning and balance and physical strength and desire and and a good healthy happy heart and good lungs most of all I see a little boy who is able to do what other little boys on the playground are doing. There is so much going on in this picture... and I hope you find it as beautiful and as inspiring as I do.