Friday, January 22, 2010

It Has Arrived ...



Miss Zoey is the proud new owner of a cool raspberry colored Rifton walker.And ... she liked it.But not at first.The minute she spied her therapist Patty and the contraption that accompanied her,well,Zoey proceeded to bury her head in my lap and hold on tight to my neck,I mean seriously tight,when I tried to introduce her to her new "friend".But she warmed up and actually seemed to like it.At least for the few minutes here and there that we had her in it.For now we are such trying to get her slowly acquainted with it.We don't want to overwhelm her right off the bat.The last thing we want is for her to go kicking and screaming each time we go to use it.And for now the slow go of it method seems to be working.Quite well in fact.Tonight we tried her in it again,wish we had the camera out because she was so darn cute.Mark and Jess,Taylor and the boys,all sat in front of her,while I was behind her.We would say,"Stand up Zoey" and she would straighten those little legs and smile this huge smile and we would clap and she would clap and it was just a really sweet 5 or 10 minutes.And in that brief time, I realized once again, that I was in the presence of another new beginning for Zoey.This walker represents so much.From independence and autonomy,to the ability to interact with her peers and her family at and with a whole new vantage point.Exciting stuff for my little love.

So Miss Zoey,the world is waiting for you baby girl.Now go out there and get it.Grab it and hold tight to it with those darling little fingers.It's gonna be a beautiful ride.

44 comments:

Angi said...

I am so happy, you go BIG GIRL!!!

3saints said...

Oh..this gave me goose bumps. Your so right, go get em Zoey!

xoxoxo
Kate

Dana Janowicz said...

Oh my goodness, she looks like such a big girl! So excited for all of you. Have fun!

ABandCsMom said...

Oh she looks so proud! Love it! Can't wait to see more and more pictures of Zoey upright. Go Zoey!

therextras said...

VERY exciting! Thank you for these words: "This walker represents so much. From independence and autonomy, to the ability to interact with her peers and her family at and with a whole new vantage point."

Barbara

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss Zoey - How exciting!! just think of your new "straight-up" world waiting for you to explore and you can look right into your mommy, daddy, sisters & brothers eyes and travel along side of them. What an awesome day for all the Needhams...

As as I've said before - You GO GIRL!!!!! Watch out world - HERE COMES MISS Z....


Love & hugs

Aunt Bluebelle

Bethany said...

I can't wait to see her success! Go Zoey!

Anonymous said...

Yay Zoey!

Lacey said...

Oh I'm so excited! With no more chemo and nothing standing in her way, she is branching out like crazy! I can't wait to see you guys!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Heather...I love your Zoey girl. Every update I read on her is met with smiles and joy. You are very blessed....

Hope said...

Awww......WTG Zoey! What a pretty rifton walker!! Yay!!

Katie Epstein said...

So cool! Lookin' good Zoey...

Anonymous said...

I thought she would like it. I can't wait to see what she thinks in a few weeks! It sounds like an awesome family moment last night. I wish I was there.
Lisa

Anna said...

boy the emotion of seeing Zoey standing just snuck up on me dear friend. SO very very amazing, beautiful, Awesome!!! My heart is singing at the sight and looking forward to tomorrow.......My hands are clapping and tears are treaming down my face! She has worked so hard to get here, your whole family is so very very blessed!

Anna said...

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They might need you Heather.

just jean said...

When I enter your blogsite, I never know which emotion will be evoked! Today, I am so moved by this post of Zoey's next accomplishment! Happy tears as I imagine the scene you so wonderfully explained! Indeed, a whole new beginning for Zoey!
Hurray!

Mo said...

Go Z-Bird!

Dawson said...

Hooray for Miss Zoey!! Enjoy the new ride you sweet little girl

Monica said...

These pictures brought happy tears of to my eyes. She's gonna love it!
I know exactly how you feel right now...every step towards independence my Matt takes... no matter how big or small brings a sigh of relief, joy and peace.
The look on her face says it all...
Go Zoey Go!

Christina Egner said...

That is great! I love the color too...hehe.

Once she figures out how much it helps her she will LOVE it. {hopefully}

Gracesmommy said...

Yay Zoey!!! That is so awesome! She looks so big and happy! What a cool blessing!!!!

Junior said...

way to go Zoey, you look great in your new walker.

Jamie said...

OMG she looks so big girl! So proud of her new perspective :D I cant wait for madie to stand! I guess we all have to be patient and things will come.
YUP Zoey you are still adorable! "just checkin"

The VW's said...

Zoey looks so happy, so tall, so grown-up and so adorable!!! Have fun with your new friend Zoey! YAY! Love and Hugs!!!

Tish said...

It has already been a beautiful ride... I can't imagine it getting any better, but I know it will!! :)
The song "Ordinary Miracle" was playing as I read your post. Picture this: BIG smile with tear-filled eyes... that would be me while reading about Zoey's new walker.

I'm pretty sure this was one of my favorite and most moving posts, Heather!! And I love how my Zoey is sporting her Pablove t-shirt, too! GO ZOEY GO!!

I can't wait to wrap my arms around my girl on the 2nd. Love you!

heidi marie said...

i can not wait to see miss zoey walking around one of these days. i am so excited for all of you.

Googsmom said...

Yeaaaaa :) Brought a big smile to my face. {{{{HUGS ZOEY}}}}}

stephanie said...

Happy tears falling here!!! This is really opening up a whole new world, amazing! Keep those running shoes on my friend, see if you can keep up to Miss Zoey.

scrappy quilter said...

Oh how exciting. I'm so happy you were able to get this for her. I can't wait to see the places she goes with it. Hugs

almcl said...

oh, yay! I'm so glad she like it!

"oh, she is NOT going to like this!" haha....glad to see we were wrong about that.

Cheri said...

I love it....yay, Zoey!!!!!!

Sewconsult said...

What wonderful news to find when I came to your blog tonight. I can't imagine the joy in your heart seeing Zoey upright. It's absolutely a big step on a long journey.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Anonymous said...

Ok all of you, just TRY to keep up with her now!!!! Zoey, you are a constant source of amazement, inspiration, and joy. You bring us all together and it is all about LOVE. Have fun with your travels! Check back with us once in a while.... Love and best to all the Needhams, Christi Harman

Devon said...

Cool!!! I love this blog. That picture of Zoey always makes me smile when I get to the page.

Hugs!!

Peter Olson said...

Oh! Oh! Look out world here comes Zoey. She'll be zooming around everywhere shortly.
That is so cool!
I'm so proud of her and you, I hope your hard work is continually rewarded with more and more progress.
Joyful celebration

cheekyradish said...

So Cute!!! Soon she'll be off and running.

a Happy day!!

Kaitlin kelley said...

So exciting...and she's looking very stylish! Go Zoey!

Tina said...

Feeling so emotional just seeing those pictures, yes yes exciting new beginnings for your little angel...this definitely is going to open a whole new world for Miss Zoey, a world she probably didn't realise she was missing and she is going to love it! I know I'm going to love watching her enjoying her new experiences.

Ian Marrey said...

Zoey looks soooo different standing up. A big little girl now. :-)

Jeana said...

Yeah! She looks so beautiful and grown up in those pictures, quite the little lady. So excited to watch her use that cool contraption.

Kele said...

Exciting stuff indeed!! She looks like such a BIG girl, can't wait to see her cruisin!

Judy said...

Awww Heather, she is just so beautiful and inspirational! We need to set up a playdate!
(As soon as this stinkin weather calms down. I love the rain but this is getting a little ridiculous ;) )

sturpin said...

She looks wonderful! Way to go Zoey!

datri said...

Go Zoey Go!!!