Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Little Girl Overcoming All Odds

I have been hesitant to post any videos of Bryer.  As her parents, we are her protectors.  Her safe place. Her rock.  We spent the first 3 years of her life fighting to keep her and our family together, which is a whole other story you can read HERE.  We see her as a blessing - a real live angel right here in our home...  A very loud, very opinionated angel!  One loud and opinionated angel that they said would never show emotion, would never talk, eat on her own, and would certainly never give back.  At this time of year 5 years ago she was literally fighting for her life with every. single. breath. 

I won't lie.  There are days that are rough.  My back aches from carrying her on the days I don't get a workout in.  She pushes us to be better than we were the day before.  Her personality is to naturally be a mover.  She's a go-getter.  She's a motivating little being that keeps us on our toes.  Her main challenge in life is relying on everyone else to get her where she needs to go.  The motivation and the fight is there, but the messages from her brain to tell her muscles to go-get-em are challenged.   

As one of her main protectors, my biggest hope is for others to see her as we see her.  So releasing a video of her is scary for me.  It shows her flaws, her challenges, and her set backs.  Without fully appreciating those things, you can't share in the excitement of how far she has come either.  So with that, I put this video together... The first of its kind. 

Enjoy and feel the joy of what her little spirit brings to this world sometimes full of chaos, sadness, and frustration.  You can give full appreciation to the good times when you can acknowledge those low times.  May YOU also find the courage, energy, and confidence God has in you to overcome struggles and challenges! 

For more information about this surgery, you can read blog posts here:
Surgery run down, post op, costs, contacts, etc.
2 week post op - Wake Up and Be Different
4 week post op - A Taste of Fancy Free