Monday, September 29, 2008


Scarlett walking., originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

Being a non-secular humanist, I do not toss the word "miracle" around lightly. And sure, you can say that this is no miracle, it's the result of hard work and a lot of therapy. But let me tell you -- the chills that you get when you see a friend's daughter, who has been wheelchair-bound her whole life, get up and WALK across the living room -- well "miracle" seems about the only word fit for the swell of emotions in the company of a tightly knit community. Not a dry eye in the house, and even thinking about it now brings happy tears to my eyes.

Happy birthday Scarlett, we love you.

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