When we went to China to adopt Claire, we had no preconceived ideas about what life with her might be like. We were as informed as we could have been about her condition. Doctors had made it clear that she probably would not walk unassisted.....if at all. And, I'm sure you've read the posts recounting the many other life-long health issues we were "warned" about by all our medical sources. We went anyway....'cause that's what you do when God tells you to. Why? Because it has been my experience that He knows what He's doing! Well, it didn't take us long to realize that we might as well throw out all the doctor's "warnings" with the bath water, because Claire has other ideas. Now we take our cues from her instead. If you've read this blog at all, you know one thing Claire is determined to do is walk. On her own. And she works hard.
On the anniversary of the day she became a citizen of this country and met the rest of her family for the first time, enjoy this video. It will give you some idea of the progress she's made, from barely standing while holding on......she's almost there!