As of yesterday evening, we now have a walker! Right after dinner, Li took a tentative first step and we happened to see her doing it… so we encouraged her a bit and she just took off! Within the next few minutes, she had gone on half a dozen little journeys around our living room, each time with a little encouragement and each time into the waiting arms of one of us. The look on her face each time she did it was incredible: a huge excited smile and big laugh. It was so cool that all three of us happened to be around and were all there to experience this with her.
This is something that we’ve known was coming. She was close a couple of times right after we got home from China, but then kind of backed off. The past couple days we could feel that grip on our hands continually loosen as we walked with her, so we knew it was close.
Deb made the comment this evening that it is still a bit surreal to glance up and see her walking around or walking across the room…
(And, yes, I know I’ve been horribly deficient in posting anything lately. That’s just one area where I have been horribly deficient, I promise. These past couple weeks have been filled to overflowing — with no end in sight — but I will try to squeeze out some time in the next couple days for an update. I did manage to get some short video segments on my camera of her walking last night, so I’ll try to post those, too…)