Sometimes there are not words to fully capture what we want to say... that is how we felt today. Telling you we're proud of Jacoby doesn't come close to how we felt as we watched her throughout the day.
We started with therapy this morning. Jacoby was sat up for the first time! We know this doesn't seem like a big deal, but for spinal cord injuries, it's one of the first hurdles that must be overcome. After laying down for one week solid, the body has to re-adjust blood pressure levels.
After therapy, Jacoby received flowers and a gift from one of her favorite gymnasts... Nastia Liukin! What a special treat! Jacoby just kept saying, "She has been so good to me and she doesn't even know me."
As we all visited about how amazing it would be to get flowers from Nastia, Jacoby's Aunt Heidi Sackett was busy at work making her room a "Christmas Delight". She was surrounded with colorful stockings, hanging bulbs of every shape and size, wreaths, and a beautiful 7 ft. Christmas tree.
And what's a day without visitors! Jacoby was able to share her day with some teammates and family. A couple Seattle first responders delivered a stack of cards from VEGA and Sandy delivered a pile from Garlands and also a stack received from all across the US. Adding these to the cards already received from other clubs in prior days, the pile keeps growing. Jacoby loves to have us read the cards and receives great encouragement from them (not to mention us!). Thanks to all!
Even with the challenges before us, we feel blessed beyond words. We are thankful our daughter is surrounded by so many who love her and want to see her "walk on water" as badly as we do!
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9