Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dakin's "First Step"

We saw a miracle today.


Yep, a full-fledged, bonafied miracle, in the form of a boy moving himself through space for the very first time.

He did amazingly with it...caught right on to the proximity sensors in the head rest that turn the power chair in the direction he looks. He moved himself through the living room, into the hallway, and into his room. We took him outside in it, and he drove all the way down the street to see the pump jack he loves so much. 99% all by himself.

I had given up the idea of ever getting to see a first step. But we got ours today. We couldn't be prouder than if he had taken it on his feet.

PS-I have video, but it just won't upload.

PPS-The chair says "Chelsea" because it's a loaner to practice on until we get ours...

16 comments:

Greek Goddess said...

That's so awesome. Congrats!

April said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so tickled for you!!! HOORAY!

Sapna said...

This is so awesome! Technology is so wonderful! Have fun with this new thing and I am sure he will start getting into things just like every other toddler with his new toy!

Lucy and Ethel said...

How exciting!!!

I hope you can get the video to upload (or whatever) so I can share it on our blog, too!

Just as I'm about to scream at the glitches in the tech world (well, mostly MY tech world!), I am reminded how awesome it can be :)

'Lucy'

Junior said...

woohooo, way to go Dakin congratulations on your first "step"

Valerie said...

How exciting! Congrats to him and to you. I bet that feels amazing to see him getting around on his own. What a wonderful feeling. I love that picture of him in the last post with total joy on his face.

Heather said...

Really and truly,absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Sara said...

So exciting! The world better WATCH OUT! Here comes Dakin!

xoxox~

Stitch 'N Love said...

Sounds like the BEST first steps to come out of the Pumpkin Patch!!!!!!

The Gustafson Family said...

Awesome! Way to go, Dakin!!!

Amy S. said...

What a WONDERFUL miracle. Good job Dakin!

annalee said...

SMILING from ear to ear for this beautiful day!

Mandy said...

Oh Devon this made me cry!! I have felt that feeling before!! When Tucker got in his chair for the first time I was very emotional seeing him move to a new level of independance!! It was so wierd to see him moving away from me and not wanting my help!!
That is so exciting!! He is such a cutie in it also!! He looks so big!! Yay HOORAY!! GO Dakin!! What awesome news!! You made my day!! AMazing!!

reane said...

That is so Awesome! My husband looked over at me and said why are you crying, because I am so happy! Look out world here comes Dakin!

Robyn said...

I had tears in my eyes while reading this! Yay Dakin!!!

beth said...

Way to go ,Dakin!! Go get 'em! You are a truly awesome boy!
Love Aunt Beth