Saturday, September 24

Another "ordinary miracle"...

When a child takes their first steps around their first birthday, parents and family members, friends and even strangers applaud those first wobbly steps of the infant.  It's one of the progressive steps toward maturity that we fully expect our children to master, whether it be at 9 or 18 months old.

A child with added challenges may or may not meet that milestone in their lifetime.  For Emma, we never thought we'd see the day come.  But today, we are witnesses to another "ordinary miracle."

Emma is walking!

See for yourself... :)

27 comments:

  1. Oh, Meredith, this is so wonderful! ! That little girl has never acknowledged any limits placed on her. She is amazing! And so are her mommy and daddy!!

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  2. oh Meredith, How beautiful. To think all of the things some people thought were impossible for her, God is so good!

    hooray Emma!

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  3. I remember singing "Children of the Heavenly Father" with my fellow church members when Emma had her big surgery...a big step of a very different kind. Now, prayers we didn't even know we'd prayed are being answered, as Emma makes giant strides in so many, many ways. I cannot wait to see where she will be going!

    Very best wishes from
    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from U.

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  4. WOOHOOO!! Rock on, Emma!!! Praise the Lord!

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  5. That makes me SO happy. Emma inspires me and helps my faith in God grow. I've been following your blog since before you brought Emma home, and seeing the changes she's gone through has been such an awesome experience.

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  6. WOW!!! That is so AWESOME, Meredith! God IS amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  7. Yay! That is so wonderful for her!! What a big job, and she keeps at it. I'm always brought back to the right place of thankfulness for all the blessings we witness in our life-just through the lives of our children.

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  8. Yay!!!!!!!! So so so so happy for Emma!!!!! Good job!!!! She just keeps proving everyone wrong!

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  9. Emma is my inspiration. If she can persevere and achieve, then so can I. Just one foot in front of the other, right?

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  10. So excited for her, and for you! God has brought that little girl so very far... I'm just grinning and tearing up as I watch her go. Amazing is right!!! Beautiful little mobile princess. :o)

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  11. Wow, how wonderful! Good job, Emma! And the walking in the right direction will come when the newness wears off!

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  12. All our children watched the video and are so excited to see how well Emma walks!!!! Way to go Emma!!

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  13. I remember holding her not long after you guys came home with her and Micah. I was awed by her and how God works then when she couldn't hold her head up - to see her now, well, I have tears in my eyes. We do have an AMAZING God! God Bless Meredith! I can't wait to show all the people I told about her this video!

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  14. Aww, this made me cry. I posted it on my blog. :)

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  15. OH Meredith! YAY FOR EMMA!!! :D :D

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  16. BEAUTIFUL!!!! That is one of the most beautiful miracles I've seen in a long time!!! WTG Miss Emma!!! LOVE that girl!!!!!

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  17. Praise the Lord! Thanks for making me smile today! YAY EMMA, you are such a beautiful girl.

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  18. I am awed by Emma's strength and determination.
    -Erika P.
    Memphis

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  19. Oh wow! I have been reading your blog since you went to bring Emma and Micah home. The difference in them is amazing. Nothing will stop her now!

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  20. i've watched this 4 or 5 times - makes me grin every time!

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  21. Slava Bogu! What determination she has!

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  22. Go Emma!! We have been watching her and all of your children grow and change and its been so beautiful. Still heavy on our hearts to adopt from the Ukraine. Take care.

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