Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Exciting News... (:

Ok, so I didn't mean to be a tease like that! I had expected to get a video up before we left on vacation, but it just didn't happen. I don't know how... I mean, we had so much time on our hands!!

Well, I still haven't made the video, and Jeremy happens to be at scout camp for the week. (I don't know how to upload our videos.) But since you asked, I'll go ahead and do it with pictures instead of a video. (:

Anyway... I hope this isn't anti-climactic. This is such a huge event in our lives, but probably doesn't seem all that significant to some. As you may remember reading here, we didn't know if Sophi would ever walk. This is due to her weak right leg, missing fibula, and significant leg length discrepancy. However, we have worked a lot with her. I didn't see how she could possibly ever learn to walk, and some doctors doubted it too, but eventually she did learn to stand. Her poor right leg would just shake, and she couldn't stand for more than a couple of seconds, but she could stand! And then, almost overnight, she did it-- she learned to walk!!! It is the sweetest, most endearing little walk ever. She LOVES it. She wants to walk everywhere now and takes such pride in it.

We are so happy for our little Sophi!! I am hoping to get her to Shriners again soon. Now that she has learned how to walk, I am wondering if some sort of brace could be made for her to help give her weak leg some more stability and height.

So, so proud of you, Soph!!!!!

PS I am going to assume, because of our past pattern, that some of you thought the exciting news had to do with a new addition. (: That would be amazing, for sure, but we very much have our hands and house full right now. HOWEVER... I can't resist telling you that there is the sweetest, most precious little two year old girl waiting for a family. She is breathtaking-- just exquisite. I am sure I am drawn to her because of her special need, which is vision loss. She does have limited vision, and I have no doubt that if she is to retain it and possibly even gain more vision, she needs a good doctor soon. If any of you reading this feels a tug at your heartstrings and want to know more, please email me at

Let's find this princess a family!


  1. Oh my goodness! That is amazing! There is NO stopping that girl! What an inspiration for me to not limit myself because of my own thoughts and/or physical limitations or what others think! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I am so excited for Sophie. My son Sam, with fibular hemimelia, had his leg lengthened this summer, 2 inches :o). He will be getting the fixiter off on Monday. It has been a challenge but I know he will be happy. No one thought Sam would walk either, way to go little one!!!

  3. You know - she is absolutely amazing - but that makes her a perfect fit for your family - some of the most amazing folks we've ever had the pleasure of knowing!

    love you guys - aus and co.

  4. Exciting news indeed!!!!!! What an amazing little girl!!! How blessed YOU are!!! :)

  5. I can see the PRIDE all over her little face. How very brave of her to try, when it was scary even to just *stand*. And think! She has no way to brace her fall ... what a little BraveHeart. Way to go, Waffeee!!!

  6. It's ridiculous how darling she is!