Today is a day that will forever be burned in my mind.
When Miss Shannon (Gabe's physical therapist) asked me to come back into the therapy room I was excited to see what he was going to show me. I could have never anticipated what I witnessed. I am so thankful I had the fortitude to decide to video it.
Gabe walking!! from Meredith LaGorga on Vimeo.
I was texting Sondra after showing her the video and we were both in tears over Gabe's walking. Here's my text to her "Honestly, I thought it'd be years before he'd take steps independently, if ever. It was so beautiful and He is so good."
Oh ye of little faith.
But here's the caveat... if Gabe never walked independently, that would be okay. As his parents, all we want for him is for him to love Jesus and grow up to be all that he can be. It's his drive and never-stop-working attitude combined with awesome therapists and God's amazing grace that allows us to continue to witness these miracles.
My heart is so full. Another Gabe sized miracle just knocked me off my feet. God and Gabe. They sure showed us. BAM!
June 20, 2013... I will never forget this date.
Sweet Gabriel boy, I hope you know how proud Daddy and Mommy are of you. We hope you're proud of yourself too. You are the strongest, bravest boy we know and are amazed at how hard you work. We love you. Always. And to infinity and beyond.