It’s been a big week for Riley.
Over the weekend she had four girls sleep over. It went off without a hitch. Total success. Yesterday, our second day at the public pool this season, she took both feet off the bottom of the pool, and was able to tread water. No floats. No life jacket. No support. No panic. I’m not saying she can swim, be she was able to tread water for the first time in her life. She’s on her way!
And today at the park, she climbed to the very top of the play structure that has been one of the biggest nightmares for her. It was the first time she ever made it anywhere near the top.
She talked to herself the whole time. “I can do this. I can do this.”
What’s next? Riding a bike?
She’s worked so hard to be where she is today. We take nothing for granted. It’s been heartbreaking at times watching my baby struggle, but nothing beats the feeling I get watching her fly.