Verity Is on the MOVE!
July 21, 2021
Verity has places to go, people to see, and things to DO! 😂🥰
It’s been over 3 years since the “Go, Baby, Go” event when we got this car. At the time, Verity was SO tiny. We had to prop her in place with all kinds of pillows and things around her to keep her upright and safe. She had no idea what to do with the big red button. All these other kids in the same age range were zooming around in their vehicles…and we were running around bent over helping her go.
I had such mixed feelings. On the one hand, it was so fun and exciting to do this project, and our therapists from The Resource Exchange worked hard to get Verity approved so that she could get a car. But on the other hand, I wondered…what was it all for?? My tiny little girl had no idea what was going on. Developmentally as well as physically, I just didn’t know that she would ever be able to use this thing.
But we kept trying. And Verity kept growing. And now she’s over 4 years old and weighs 27 pounds, 12 ounces. She is almost 36″ tall. AND SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THE RED BUTTON!!! Granted, steering is a skill we will have to work on, lol. But the point is…Verity is on her own timeline. She will ALWAYS be on her own timeline. We celebrate every milestone, or every “inchstone” as I heard another parent say. Other trisomy kiddos may be walking or talking or eating orally or doing any other number of amazing things we were told trisomy kids will “never do”–and we celebrate with and cheer for every one of them. Maybe Verity will one day do those things, but for now? Now, we rejoice that she can sit in her little car and make it GO by pressing a big red button.
To God be the glory, great things He has done!