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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sitting up

We had three different appointments at our hospital on Monday.  None of them were back-to-back, but they weren't spaced out so far that we would leave the hospital and return again later.  When we have days like that I always get concerned that Emma might get tired - especially of sitting in her wheelchair - and we usually find different places to pass the time.  

One spot that is always high on our list is a visit to the hospital Chapel.  Emma LOVES the chapel.  We usually have it to ourselves and so I let her sit up on the altar since it is her favorite spot - I'm not sure if this is appropriate or not but it sure does make her happy!  The stained glass is so vibrant and she likes to bask in the sunlight coming through it.  Typically, I put down a blanket and let her roll all around on the altar for a while but on Monday I decided to see what she would do in a sitting position.  Emma can't balance too well in unassisted sitting so I don't often move farther than a hand's distance away from her, but I felt good about Emma's ability on Monday so I left her side to get my iPhone and take some photos.  I was thrilled to capture these photos of her sitting on the altar without me holding her up.  As you can see, she was very proud of her accomplishment.  She did topple from side to side a few times before I was able to capture the photo, but this is still quite an accomplishment for Emma.  Way to go!

6 Comments from readers:

TMI Tara said...

Oh this is just amazing! Way to go, EMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Henrys said...

Great job Emma!!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Emma!!!!!!

Laura G

Karen Owens said...

awsome!

Angela said...

Look at you Emma.So proud of you!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Way to go Emma! She looks great!