I can’t believe my baby is ten years old.
Okay, so I know she’s been ten for almost six months now, but the end of the school year really cemented it in my mind. She’s not a baby anymore, and she really isn’t even a little girl, either.
I got to thinking a few weeks back that I should probably update the video that I made of the progress Sarah Kate has made since she had selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery almost seven and a half years ago. In August of 2010, I put several video clips together and posted it to the blog via YouTube, but my readership was pretty small in those days and I don’t know how many of you who’ve come along since then ever saw it. At any rate, a lot has happened since then so it was time for a refresh.
As I was putting it all together last night, watching and re-watching older clips (and new ones), I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing. I realized how easy it is to get caught up in the struggles of the day-to-day and lose sight of all the gains that she’s made. No matter how hard I fight it, I sometimes still get sucked into only seeing what she can’t do – or at least what she can’t do well – and I forget how utterly amazing she is and how much she’s accomplished.
I had intended to write more about the video in today’s post, but I think for now I’ll just share the video with you, saving the “behind the scenes” commentary for next Tuesday. To watch, go here or click the video below.