Five years ago we celebrated the miraculous survival of little Miss Mia!
Everyday we have celebrated her perseverance as we continually watch her work so hard to achieve what comes so easily to most.
Learning to sit up and hold head up.
Learning to stand and walk.
Learning the ups and downs of hospital stays and surgeries.
Learning how to have fun.
Learning how to ride a bike!
And learning that life is not always about choices but survival.
And five years later, once again, we are celebrating our family, friends, therapists, doctors, nurses, teachers, case coordinators, social workers and strangers for their dedication and love they give so freely! So many times I have been told, "I give you so much credit. I don't know how you and Dave do it." The fact is, we do what parents do....love our children. We are no different than any of you. When your child is faced with challenges, you move Heaven and Earth to help them through as best you can. The reason we can do this is because of the constant support we receive from all of you. All our family, friends, therapists, doctors, nurses, teachers, case coordinators, social workers and strangers that have cheered us on, cried with us, celebrated with us, struggled with us, made meals for us, prayed for us, learned with us, taught us, cared for us, cradled us and allowed us to do a better job than if we had to do it alone. The credit does not belong to us. It belongs to you, to Mia's brother and sisters and to Mia. That is who has done all the work!
So, this year as we celebrate "Mia's Marchers", we invite you to participate in our annual Stroll for Strong and hope you will join us at our house for a celebration of all that you do for us.