It’s easy to get caught up in everything May can’t do. I do it. I can’t help it.
But, if months away in the hospital have highlighted anything for me, it is how much May progressed in 2013. Day to day, a parent such as myself might miss these leaps in development that are miniscule on a day-to-day basis. But an absent parent, such as myself, dwells on the abilities of the child she loves while she is away and when she returns to her, is awed by what she can do.
It may have been a year to forget. But, for May – at least the second half – was a year to remember. Her awful hip surgery recovery is over and in its place is a more relaxed May-bell. Her head control is far better. And she’s an independent little lady – playing with her favorite monkey toy like a pro for twenty minutes straight, no complaining – just singing. You can see in this video how she doesn’t just thrust out at things anymore, but can lift her arm and place it on the toy.
And that my friends, is the amazing half-brained beauty at work.