THAT'S RIGHT. Today... for the first time... Elijah walked upright on his own. His Grandpa Ken built the pipe frame, and it's a pretty impressive feat of engineering. It's the EXACT right height for Eli to stand and rest his arms on the top of the frame, then slide underneath him as he walks forward. This was not even on my radar today when Ken brought the frame by the house. Elijah walked today for the first time. I feel like our faith has been rewarded just when we needed it most. Ken, thank you very much.
Be sure to read Melissa's recent account of Elijah's dramatic birth three years ago this month, then watch this video to see how far we've come. God bless you!
Finally, the Prayer Book we put together for Melissa's present was a huge success. I received several from the mailman, and I put those in a scrapbook (thanks, Lori Reed) along with the ones I printed from e-mail. If you'd like to say a prayer for Elijah before the big surgery on Jan. 5, e-mail me or post it here, and we'll included it in the book. (If I sent you an invite to participate, and you didn't get it, I messed up your e-mail address. Sorry 'bout that.)