Impossible! My baby can walk!

“To God be the glory, great things he has done!” -Fanny Crosby

Tonight my baby took her first steps.

My baby can walk!

My baby can walk!

My baby can walk!

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” -Audrey Hepburn

Who knew that August 31st, 2011 would be the day the impossible happened! The day we’ve worked towards for years. After ten thousand efforts, a million stretches and hundreds of days in the hospital it finally happened.

I’m in awe! What an undeserved gift!

Laelia is such a gift. One that keeps on giving. A star that keeps on shining.

James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the
heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Apparently I’m feeling poetic! :) But seriously I’m so thankful to God who does amazing things!

Here is a video of her very first steps. I am barely touching her and not helping at all! You are literally seeing her very first steps EVER. Because my husband happened to be home and grabbed the camera, you’re experiencing this with us AS IT HAPPENS!!!


(As you can tell, she’s thrilled with the whole process. ;))

And here’s another video  a bit  later. Note the improvement in ONE HALF HOUR of work! She will only get faster and better from here on out!

We have a long trip to Philadelphia Shriners coming up: October 23rd to November 10th. This involves intense daily  outpatient physical therapy starting Monday morning (the 24th) culminating in a surgery to remove the pins in her legs on November 8th. Then  with the help of heavy pain meds  we take three planes back to California on November 10th.

For the first time in weeks I’m ready for this trip. :)

Thank you all for praying! Thank you for the phone calls! Thank you for the emails and facebook messages! Thanks for following our journey! Now let’s celebrate! You’re all invited to a walking party! We’re thinking September 24th or October 1st since the next few weeks are so busy for so many people. If you need more info about the party please email me (Alexis) at recordsky (at) gmail.

You’re part of this journey! Let’s party! Allow us to say thank you for all your prayers and support!

We’re happy. Really really happy! :)


10 Responses to “Impossible! My baby can walk!”

  1. Donna Murray says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I’m grinning from ear to ear. :) Praise God for this glorious gift!

  2. Kristin says:

    way to go Laelia :)

  3. DebiIMG_0841.PNG says:

    I sure would love to be at that party…

  4. Teresa Caldwell says:

    Amazing little Angel!! Go Laelia!!!

  5. Tammy says:

    GO LAELIA!!! Sophie and I are SO PROUD OF YOU!!! are you flying frontier for your trip? Sophie has osteotomies oct 11….if I can keep her healthy that long!

  6. Cheryl Schalk says:

    Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ. God has shown his majesty in the steps of a little girl. And the courageous and loving parents and doctor who maintained their hope and fortitude. Congratlations Alexis, Charlie and Laelia!!!!! Party on!

  7. Danielle Cervantes Stephens says:

    Woohooooooo! Congratulations, Wesley family!!! Strength doesn’t come from muscles, but God, parental love, a little discipline and a lot of spunk!

  8. Baggins says:

    For once, I’m not ashamed to admit crying at a YouTube video.

  9. Robin Clark says:

    Praise God on high!! As I reflect back on all of the Utubes showing Laelia’s very hard work and progress, I truly am not surprised. Between you and Charlie’s steadfast encouragement and positivity and Laelia’s spunky Spirit, her first steps were a given. Congratulations to you all and have a blast at the walking party!

  10. Brenton Clark says:

    What a strong, brave kid! My best wishes to all of you – Laelia, Alexis, and Charlie.

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