We sit down on the floor and Jeff is holding one of Eli's hands and Eli lets go and takes one step. I thought, oh my gosh. I think he's about to walk! Where is Wes?? So, we stop Eli from doing anything else and finally Wes comes in. We sit down again, we let Eli practice walking one more time by holding one hand and then he gets set to take some serious steps on his own. Jouleen gets my camera so she can film this beautiful moment that we all know is about to happen! We are all clapping and cheering for Eli, and now, everytime you say "yay!" Eli starts clapping, so that's where this clip begins!
Isn't that SO cool????? Of course, tears filled my eyes, we kissed him all over, and then made him do it again! By the third or fourth time he just sits down and crawls away but we were all truly amazed by his sweet, perfect, magnificent steps! Eli! We LOVE you!
I have to be truthful and tell you that half of me was so amazed and happy at that moment and the other half just wanted to cry tears of sadness! Yes yes yes... I know... he's healthy and happy and doing awesome! But I still remember those early days and miss them! But obviously life moves on and we get to go to new and wonderfully special things!
What a great night... thank you God for such an incredible son.