It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again. Last Christmas was the last time that we saw Taylor before her accident. I remember we climbed the Culver City stairs, which are a set of very long and tall steps going up a hill, and looked out over the hazy (smoggy?) city of Century City. Taylor had climbed the stairs before, but this was my first time, despite having lived in LA for over 10 years! Of course, she would not be able to climb all those stairs again this Christmas, but she will be able to again one day, as she continues to get stronger and build more balance. She has recently been working on climbing stairs with only one foot on one step at a time and without using the handrails. She has even climbed 4 flights of stairs in the parking garage to my car at work when the elevator was out. This was tiring for her, but she could do it, and little by little, she gets a little bit stronger.
We also have been making Holiday cookies, which is actually very good occupational therapy for her because she needs to use her fine motor skills to roll, cut, and decorate the cookies.
We wish everyone Happy Holidays, and thanks for keeping up with Taylor!