Enjoying a Break At Sunriver
Once again we have been very specially treated to a short trip away to an elegant vacation home in a little resort called Sunriver, about 4 hours from our house. Daddy had to come over here for a court hearing and we checked to see if this home was again available and sure enough it was.
Mommy Debbie and Daddy Brian (titles earned and adorned by taking care of Sarah for so many long months while Rebekah was in the hospital) have this beautiful home that they have repeatedly been willing to share with us. We try and do a little bit of cleaning up, working around the place, etc. to help "pay" for our keep but nothing could even approach the value of the gift of family time and relaxation that they have given to us. There is a picture of them together here and when the girls go by it they say what we are thinking: THANK YOU MOMMY DEBBIE AND DADDY BRIAN.
One of the "retreat" things they have here are lots and LOTS of bicycles. They even have one small one with training wheels on it so we took the opportunity to see how the girls would do with it. They have tried tricycles and big wheels before, but where we live there is very little pavement so practicing doesn't work too well.
Here is what we ended up with for Sarah (sorry for video from the cell phone, that is all we had):
Of course this is a very proud day for Mommy and Daddy to have their little girl on a bicycle on her own. Admittedly it is bittersweet as Rebekah could not do it. We worked with her for a long time today and she just doesn't have the coordination or strength to be able to peddle. This is true no matter how much we practiced with her, tried to do her feet with her/for her to help her to learn etc. We still have some high hopes that with a lot of therapy it might be something she can learn and we know that this is just one of those times that Rebekah is sharing with us that she is not going to be like "all other kids."
She really DOES like playing on the bikes/trikes, however. Even though it is too small for her she loved being on the tricycle and walking it around with her feet on the ground. And of course, anytime there are two "vehicles" in close proximity to each other there is going to be a crash:
And finally, you know it had to be coming... Yes, there was one really "good" crash for the day (can you tell Daddy is writing this post?):
But don't worry, Sarah came up the better for it and laughs when she watches this. Daddy would not let her quit right after this happened - got to get back on that "horse" or you never will.
While we were over here we also had some more conversations with the Tango people but the details of that will have to wait - but please keep this lifted up in prayer!
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