Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Starting the Year Right

I remember from the last Developmental Assessment that Nina had, we were asked if she could already pedal a bicycle without assistance.  During that time, she had yet to master the skill.  Undoubtedly, it was easier for her not to, since there would always be someone pushing the bike for her and all she had to do was just sit.  Every now and then, we would teach her to put more pressure on her feet and guide her thru the process.  Her kuya was the most patient one but more often that not, he would just give in and push the bike for her so that "she would not have a hard time."

Yesterday, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that after months and months of coaxing and prodding, our patience had finally paid off.  With just a few encouragement, Nina was able to pedal around the terrace with very little assistance from her Kuya.  

Instances like these make me realize that we really need to be grateful even for the small stuff.  While some parents would not make such a big deal out of their kid learning how to pedal a 3-wheeled bike, to a parent of a child with special needs, this IS a big, big, big deal!  
So the next time you see someone celebrating his or her child's milestones, celebrate with them!  Nothing can ever be so insignificant that it cannot be worth rejoicing over.  And for those who shared with our joy, Thank You!  

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