Sharing “I CAN!” attitudes: DJ & Heather
“I did it…
I am proud of all my children’s accomplishments; however, it is our youngest that I am the most proud of because he has to work the hardest!
DJ was born at 28 weeks with the cord wrapped around his neck…thus suffering a lack of oxygen. I remember holding him in the special care nursery and the doctors telling us they had no idea what he’d be able to do. Seven years later, he just amazes me every day. His biggest milestone he did all by himself! We have been trying to get him out of our bed and into his own bed. Last week he decided it was time. We jumped on the idea…got him a bed and whatever else it was going to take…he slept the whole night. He was soooo proud of himself that when he woke up he said
“I did it. I slept all night…in my own bed!”
This may not seem like a big deal, or some may think it’s about time…but anyone who has a child with special needs can certainly understand the trade off one makes for sleep. DJ may not be able to walk or sit unassisted, but, he certainly has his own mind and agenda!
~ Patti Cibor (Proud Mom)
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