It has been almost three years since I was here but I have missed my Share life lately. Last year we were the ambassador family for our region and so we ended up telling everyone we knew our story. This included all of her classmates, teammates etc. They were amazed at how well she looked given her start. This last week though several people have come up to me to tell me how strong Abigail is getting, both at field hockey and swimming. They know her story now and know how much that means to me but I don't think of her as strong, certainly the school nurse still takes issue with her petite BMI. But then I looked at her with fresh eyes. She is out there doing things I did not dream she could do, even four years ago. She is running, swimming, being aggressive on the field, she plays the whole game and her coaches love how hard she works. In those first few years I feared she would not ever have a normal childhood and she is finally starting to have one- at least some days. School is another matter but that is for another day. At least for today- she is getting stronger and for that I am grateful.
It’s so nice to hear that Abigail is doing well at her sports and getting so strong. I think maybe we are at a similar time with our preemies. With my son (he’s 9 now) there are some things he can do now that I never imagined. But we are not free of the effects of his prematurity and it’s hard not to focus on these things. It’s nice to hear those complements from others - it helps shift us back to focus on their amazing accomplishments.
Congrats on being the ambassador family!
Welcome back. I think that we seek out what we need when we need it. It sounds like your daughter is making great gains. Sometimes it’s important to compare what our hopes for them are with what they are accomplishing. You’ve got a lot to be excited for and you can always complain to us about the frustrations too.
Hi! It's so good to hear from you and hear how well Abigail is doing. These kiddos of ours are such warriors. I think, given their start in this world, we tend to appreciate the simple things in life. BMI seems insignificant when you get to watch her running on the field and swimming laps in a pool. I know it does for me too.
Thanks for updating us. I hope you continue to share your journey with Abigail. And congrats on the Ambassadorship.
Welcome back and thank you for the update we live updates. So glad to hear how well Abigail is doing with her sports.
Sending so many hugs to you both.
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