We’ve waited more than three years for Adelaide to walk. You would think 1,000+ days would’ve been ample time to prepare me for that moment, but I was breathless in the parking lot when her paraprofessional gave me the news. And then I was jumping. Crying. Shouting. Giving Adelaide kisses. The next day, I saw this video of her first steps. I have watched it close to three dozen times. Adelaide walked for the very first time on January 27, 2016.
And the next day, she tripled her distance.