My sweet girl. I just can’t resist trying to capture everything about her.
I don’t want to miss a minute.
And as much as I hate to see time slipping away so quickly, I’m not gonna lie…
Much of those first days and weeks are tough. Sometimes for the parents, but always for the child.
She had to give up everything she ever knew.
For absolute strangers. In a completely foreign land.
And in trusting Him, catching sweet glimpses of Him and His handiwork.
And in our hearts.
Medically speaking, we really don’t know any more about Vivienne than when we met her, four months ago.
Based on her PT and OT evaluations though, we do know that she’s ridiculously capable. Outrageously determined. And not delayed one iota.
She’s in her AFOs now and is blowing our collective brains as she learns to climb up and down stairs, jump and run.
As to her official diagnosis, the specialists we’ve visited are taking a ‘watch and wait’ approach. The geneticist who saw Vivienne last week wants to track her growth for awhile before doing any further testing.
Because ‘watching and waiting’ puts the focus on the blessing of now. No rushing headlong into the future. Just relishing the present.
And witnessing His plans for Vivienne as they unfold.