Standing in the Way

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17 Responses

  1. Pat says:

    Wow. What a powerful reminder of the delightful surprises that come from perseverence. Thank you, Heather, and happy learning to you and Aidan

  2. beth leahy says:

    He has all the time in the world to learn it. A lifetime.

  3. Patricia Allen says:

    Great post. I look forward to hearing his thoughts. Pat

    Pat Jackson Allen


  4. Tyanne says:

    “Because I didn’t have the patience to watch him learn.” Wow. That hits home for me. I’ll be patient and duct tape my mouth shut, and we’ll be duct tape sisters. In different ways. But the same idea.
    And I totally can’t wait to hear what he has to say. 🙂

  5. mfmsparrow says:

    All in good time. We too have taken the SFY path. This was a life changing decision! The snow shovel photo was priceless 🙂

  6. Jennifer says:

    This is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear all the things he will have to say!

    “Because I didn’t have the patience to watch him learn.” This applies to typical kids too! My husband recently said of our son “he exists on a different temporal plane.” And I find myself repeating that to myself like a mantra when he needs my patience and it is so hard to muster.

  7. Carrie says:

    I love how his chair gives him the chance to be a teen and not listen to his teachers. It’s not that he can’t but he chooses not to. Hopefully his communication will give him some of the same freedom

  8. Karen Gage Bensley says:

    amazing – imagine he will teach us all, just like he did with the power chair. And like the new exploration possibilities in the power chair, I am a little afraid! But then again, I am more of a wimp than Aidan. Go for it! May be another Best.Decision.Ever.

  9. Jen says:

    This is wonderful! I especially love him shoveling the snow. I often get the comment how my daughter is “confined” to a wheelchair but it really has opened up the world of possibilities.

  10. Mardra says:

    Good Job Mom – sometimes we have to learn, too, don’t we?
    I LOVED these pictures and now *I’m* excited, thanks for sharing this.

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