I was 23 when I took my first martial arts class. At the time, I could not do one real push up. I could not stand on one leg, with my fists out in front of me, holding the other leg bent in the air, without toppling over. Part of our warm-up was jumping rope. It took me weeks to be coordinated enough to do it the real way, the skipping/running fast way.
It’s been over a decade since my last martial arts class. (I moved and could not find a school of the caliber I was used to). Getting up from my chair today, I stand on one leg, with my fists out in front of me, holding the other leg bent in the air. I could do it all day long if I had to.
Permanent changes were made.
The elasticity of the brain.
It’s a beautiful thing.
Imagine the possibilities when you start vision therapy at six years old?
Riley is working so hard. She is a trooper. With all the different things we ask of her, she never questions, “Why are you making me do this?” She just does the work.
She is incredible.
Today I’m going to make a list of all the things Riley has going for her.
It will be a long list.
She's going to be just fine.
I am so proud to be her mom.