Saturday, June 5, 2010
Jackie, the Ice-Skater Girl
When Jackie graduated from preschool a couple of weeks ago, you might recall the DVD slide show of the students during which each student was asked what s/he wanted to be when s/he grew up. Jackie's response was "ice-skater girl". Well, Jackie finally got her chance at ice-skating today at a birthday party for her friend, Abby. Once I got the skates on Jackie, she got right up, albeit a little wobbly, and started going for the rink. She had no fear. I, on the other hand, was very nervous about Jackie falling and hitting her head. Thankfully, there were walkers available for the beginner skaters and I made Jackie use one. Jackie did fantastic going around that rink. Yeah, you could really tell on the skates that her gait is affected by her CP, but she did not let that hold her back. Even when her weak leg started to drag, Jackie was not ready to give up. I'm so proud of my little girl. Jackie is so excited to go ice-skating again.