More Confident

On : 28 December, 2013 | Category : Mobility Progress Logs

Yesterday, we were getting ready to go somewhere, and Jian went to the front door, used the handrails to walk down the steps and started walking independently toward the car.  I wasn’t even outside yet.  She has NEVER attempted anything like this before.  She fell after a few steps, and I rushed over and picked […]

The New Stacie

On : 28 December, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

I have been trying to take time out of every day to be still and quiet and to reflect and listen.  I feel that it is very important to stay grounded because it is so easy to race from one activity to the next, only to slam my head against the pillow in exhaustion every evening, and then do it […]

“You’re Too Big, and You Make Me Walk”

On : 22 December, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

It seems like just in the past couple of weeks, Jian has really grown up.  She weighs 40 pounds now, and I haven’t measured her height, but I’m pretty sure she is taller.  Her hair is getting so long and beautiful.  She is so much more talkative and confident.  She has been really excited about […]

What if things had been different?

On : 8 December, 2013 | Category : How this all came about

I know this is a futile game to play, and I do not allow myself to go down this slippery slope when wishing things of the past had been better in some way.  But recently I have found myself connecting the dots to uncover many of our life events leading up to Jian’s adoption, and it […]

Independent Walking

On : 6 December, 2013 | Category : Mobility Progress Logs

Today Jian walked without her brace or cane inside our house 50 feet in 3 minutes. She is more confident. She had to steady herself by touching the wall several times.