The past few months I have had many moments where I have wanted to just scream "take that spina bifida" as I have watched Ty do something that spina bifida shouldn't allow him to do or something I was told he would never do. He seems to not let Spina Bifida stop him and boy am I grateful. He has accomplished so much since he started walking and I continue to be amazed by his capabilities. Over Easter before we went to Las Vegas we spent a night in St. George. One of my favorite adventures is to go to pioneer park and climb the red cliffs. It has been a tradition to climb through the dixie narrows. The narrows are a 40ft tall crack that you climb through and only 9 inches wide. Jared and dad can't fit through they are too wide. I barley fit my chest gets stuck a bit. It makes my heart race! It is a thrill! It is steep and quit the hike. If you are claustrophobic this is defiantly not for you. I got this random idea to take the kids through. My brother Jake and sister in law Sam helped me. I am not going to lie I panicked a bit but new if I freaked out it was going to freak the kids out and were going to be stuck. I couldn't even pick Ty up it is so tight. As I watched he's little legs and tiny DAFO's climbing up these steep rocks. I cried tears of joy. He had a grin the whole way. When we got to the top all I could shout was he did it. Afterwards I think it totally took all of his energy out of him because he just wanted to rest on daddy's shoulder and be carried. It defiantly was a very proud, "take that spina bifida" moment.
3 weeks ago