Not quite a Wordless Wednesday

Milestones are awesome. Unexpected milestones, well. They are my favorite. This weekend we (gulp) gave away Bridget’s walker. She hasn’t used it in 3 years. But donating the walker was a big step for me. It meant I finally stopped worrying that she would have some catastrophe and not be able to walk.

A few weeks ago I found the walker collecting dust. I realized she may not need this anymore. But I bet another family does. A friend’s daughter attends a school and they knew a family in need of a the walker. One phone call later, followed by a beautiful dinner with my friend and the walker was on it’s way to a new home.

Here are to the milestones that matter.

Bridget using her loaner before qualifying for her own walker.

Bridget using her loaner before qualifying for her own walker.

Using her shiny new walker. Abby was upset it didn't have sparkles.

Using her shiny new walker. Abby was upset it didn’t have sparkles.

Picking Abby up from the bus stop

Picking Abby up from the bus stop

Dreaded spinal surgery just after she began transitioning off her walker.

Dreaded spinal surgery just after she began transitioning off her walker.

And best yet…Bridget picking Abby up from the bus stop, post walker.

And because she is too cute for words and I am amazed at how she has grown. Here is Bridget saying goodbye to her walker.

Bridget saying bye to her walker.

Bridget saying bye to her walker.

Thank you to every person involved in making these milestones happen.

8 thoughts on “Not quite a Wordless Wednesday

    1. firebailey Post author

      Thanks, Allie. It was kind of that moment when you take a deep breath and leap of faith that she will never need that walker again. Of course then when she is saying goodbye to it I realized hey she has outgrown it!

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  1. Kristi Campbell - findingninee

    Sweets!!! I am just now realizing that it’s time to give away some stuff. And it’s HARD. T’s highchair that had the special tilt-back function and 2 tray sizes and the place where we had to “lock” him for original speech therapy that started at 30 seconds at a time, and built up to 4 minutes and then 20 minutes??? He hasn’t sat in it for 3 years but well, it’s the place where magic happened (and cost me $400) so yeah, it’s in my kitchen still. Told hubs 2 weeks ago that I was going to list it but well, haven’t. LOVE that you gave B’s walker to a needing family!! ❤

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    1. firebailey Post author

      It is really tough. I still have a bath chair that she never really used (we used the Boomba against the rules). But knowing I was saving another family from fighting their insurance company made it so much easier!

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  2. Chris Carter (@themomcafe)

    Oh how WONDERFUL!!! I am so so blessed to see these milestones and celebration for progress and JOY in each step!!! The video said “Video does not exist” when I pressed the play button. POOP!! I wanted to see it! Not sure what happened, but I’m betting that it was precious!!!

    Keep it up mama, you GOT THIS!! And apparently, so does Bridget!! 🙂

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