Friday, May 27, 2011

Haaaaay, LucyLucyLucyLucy, SWING!

Lucy LOVES swinging.  She is a daredevil (as are most children with SMA, it seems), and she loves flying through the air.  She sits in Daddy's lap on the swings in the park and smiles and giggles with joy as he glides back and forth with her.

We were going to try to make Lucy a swing for at home so she could have that joy every day, not just on the days we could make it to the park.  I got a piece of wood and was preparing to make her a flat swing, since the adaptive swings are extraordinarily pricey, but there's always something that needs to be done around here and I hadn't gotten to it yet.

That ended up working in Lucy's favor - another family's daughter had outgrown her swing, and they were hugely generous, giving it to Lucy!  It's called a Jenn swing, and it can be adjusted to go back as far as we need it to, so that Lucy can swing on her own and still be safe.

Of course it was raining the day it was delivered, but I got it unwrapped and ready to go in anticipation of the next nice day :)  I got it up yesterday and Lucy gave it the inaugural ride.  I wish I would have caught the first couple seconds on film - there was a squeal of delight :)  She looked as if she were in utter disbelief that she was swinging all by herself.  What a big girl!

Thank you so much Salus family - Sophia especially, for sharing this awesome opportunity with Lucy!


Victoria Strong said...

So, so, so, so, so awesome! I love seeing both you and Lucy so happy!!!

Sandy Daron said...

Hi Barb,

How are you?

I hope Lucy is doing well.

I want to let you know that Lucy was posted as the Cole's Page's Featured Family tonight.
You will be able to see her on the home page at until Wed. night.

Love ya!!
C.O.L.E.'s Foundation
(Caring Openly, Loving Eternally)
Sandy Daron