|Bye-bye sensor, hello forehead!|
Speaking of fingers, Maia got her splint yesterday! It's so tiny it's the cutest splint ever! It's made from neoprene so it's comfortable and won't irritate her sensitive skin. The occupational therapist checked both her hands but feels that only her left hand needs the splint. She said that Maia has good gripping and flexing strength on both hands but likes to keep her thumbs, the left one in particular in the tucked position. So wearing this splint should help her keep her thumb in the correct position... but of course I forgot to take a picture of it, so that will be on a future post!
Many have asked us "how do you guys do it?... how do you keep smiling?...." We can't really explain it, but for us it's a choice between being positive or being negative. But don't get me wrong, we do have our sad moments... but whenever happens, it's as if God purposely introduces us to another family to keep us in check and make us realize how good we really have it! There are other families out there who have been through so much more or are having a harder time than we are. For example, we are one of the fortunate ones that get to go home every night. Many come from miles away and don't go home for days, weeks, and sometimes months! So we always try to make the best out of our situation and not take things for granted. We continue to pray and have faith that this is where we're meant to be right now and know that God has a bigger and better plan for us. There's no time to think of the "what if's" or the "should've, would've, or could'ves." We do what we can and leave the rest to God. We are truly blessed and feel so grateful for everything we have.
|Wearing her new "Maia" beanie!|