Big Huge Exciting News

April 27, 2006 @ 4:23 pm | Filed under: Wonderboy


Stood Up.

All. By. Himself.

If you have not been following Wonderboy’s adventures, you might be wondering what the big deal is about that. He turned two in December, can walk and climb stairs, and enjoys trying to jump. But his particular developmental delays (a combination of several factors including high muscle tone, poor motor planning, hearing loss, and other issues) have caused him to have peculiar gaps in his gross motor skills. He cannot sit up from a lying-down position (neither belly nor back), and until today, he had never managed to stand up without assistance.

But today, during one of their typical roughhouse/practice sessions, Scott put the Boy on his belly, and to our delight and his own jubilation, Wonderboy pushed up onto his knees, and then slowly, with great effort, continued pushing until he was on his feet, hands still touching the floor. He rocked backward a bit, found his balance, shifted his hands one at a time to his knees—and straightened up. And broke into a thousand-watt grin. And cheered and laughed and stomped his feet.

And threw himself for joy into his daddy’s arms.


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  1. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hallelujah! I can only imagine the jubilee in your hearts! Thank you Jesus!!!! 🙂

  2. Lissa,
    This is priceless.
    And the picture is worth a thousand words. I have tears in my eyes.

    Give WonderBoy a hearty pat on the back and a big hug from the Gibsons.

    Bravo! Encore! : )

  3. It’s hard to swallow your after-dinner cookie with a lump in your throat! How precious – God is good.

  4. Oh, Melissa, how wonderful!! Thank you for sharing such happy news (and the beautiful photo)!

  5. This brought tears of joy to my eyes. i can only imagine what it must mean to your family! Truly wonderful!

  6. Oh Melissa, this is so beautiful—a taste of Heaven. Three cheers for Wonderboy, who truly is a wonder!

  7. This news is beyond incredible! And what a priceless photo that is!

  8. Oh, hurray! What a lovely post!


  10. Such a delightful event – thanks for making my evening – I especially loved hearing about his victory dance. 🙂

    I only just realized how close in age Wonderboy is to our “Frank” who turned two in January.

    God Bless,


  11. Oh, how wonderful. What a precious picture. You also painted such a vivid picture with your words I could see him do it.

    KC in TX

  12. Lissa,
    What a delight to read this account of this monumental moment for your darling Wonderboy! Love the picture, too!

  13. How very exciting, moving, and touching. I can go to bed with that beautiful picture in my mind.

  14. Oh, blessed day! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  15. Grinning from ear to ear here! What a big deal accopmlishment. Wish we could have been there to clap!


  17. Yay! Yay! Yay! That’s incredibly wonderful!

  18. Oh, yay for Wonderboy!!!

  19. What an accomplishment! Puts a big smile on my face! You guys must be so proud!

  20. Huzzah!

  21. YEAH!!!!!!!!!

  22. Waa hoo!!!

    In tears of joy for you after reading this post and the two above it all at once! 🙂

  23. Yippee!! Tears and smiles here! And what a perfect picture!

  24. With joyful tears in my eyes, I want you to know just how happy I am for him and for your family!

  25. That is awesome! Praise the Lord!

  26. I couldn’t pass up commenting on this one – this is so awesome! It brought tears to my eyes to read it.

    Congrats to Wonderboy! And his wonderful achievement!

  27. You’ve brought me to tears yet again. :o)
    Gooooo, Wonderboy!!

  28. Congratulaions to Wonderboy! You just made my day! I am crying for joy for you and your family.

  29. Kicking Lileks’ butt one day after another

    Just your typical day at Rancho Peterson….

  30. Lissa, how wonderful! Praise be to God! And Congratulations to Wonderboy. So happy for all of you.

  31. Blogging Hope

    Then I read a post like Melissa’s, and it reminds me that I’m not the only parent dealing with these things, and that if Melissa’s “Wonder Boy” can do it, so can MY wonderful little boy. So thank you, Melissa. And congratulations.

  32. Blogging Hope

    Then I read a post like Melissa’s, and it reminds me that I’m not the only parent dealing with these things, and that if Melissa’s “Wonder Boy” can do it, so can MY wonderful little boy. So thank you, Melissa. And congratulations.

  33. Sorry for the boo boo in trackbacks, I listed the wrong blog the first time.

  34. YEE HA for Wonderboy!! I am so happy for you all!

  35. I’m a little late reading this so I’m not sure if you’ll get my comment but I just want to say thank you for reminding me that everything is possible and to never give up hope in my own wonderous little boy, Christy