Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tonight our family was sitting around the family room talking. Dwight was sitting on the floor with his long legs straight out and Ryan was lying in between his legs near his feet. When Dwight started talking, I noticed that Ryan would get just a little bit fussy. So, one time when Ryan was fussing, I said to him, "Ryan if you want to be with Daddy, then ROLL to him." He laid there quietly for about 1-2 seconds and then I saw just a slight movement with his left leg and hip. He was trying to roll like the therapist has taught him! Then when that didn't work, he curled up and tried to roll to the other side. It didn't really work either. But, I wanted to acknowledge his attempts and his understanding of my words. So, I went over and helped him with some gentle prompts so that he could roll to Daddy. Once he made it up to Daddy, Dwight picked him up and said, "Oh, Ryan, I'm so glad you came to see me!" Then he held him on his lap. Ryan had the sweetest smile and then sat there with such a look of contentment.

Isn't it great that he understood my words? I'm SOOOO thankful!


chickadee3357 said...

That is so amazing!!! Way to go Ryan!

Anna and Dell said...

Beautiful. Way to go Ryan!