We found out that shoes with velcro do not work with these...darn it because almost all her shoes are velcro! They make her foot wider right where the velcro would go and so the velcro doesn't reach to hook onto itself. If anyone who is reading is getting SMOs for their child, plan on about one half to one size bigger than they normally wear and take the inserts out of the bottom to make the shoe deeper.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
3 Months Home Today! (And Orthotics)
I can't believe we have been home three months already! Seriously though, it is hard to remember what I did with my days before Zoya! It seems like she has always been a part of our lives. Watching videos from our first days and weeks with Zoya, I am amazed to see how she has changed. It is easy to forget the little helpless girl we brought home three months ago. One look at the videos reminds me of just how much she has changed and oh how much she has learned in this short amount of time! We are so proud of our angel. Comparing "then" and "now" is understandably exciting, however, it is also sad as it can be a time to remember "what if." I don't know why I am always reminded of what would have been had Zoya not joined our family. I hate to think of what she would be doing today in that orphanage, yet those thoughts find their way to the surface of my thoughts each time I think about how far she has come. I hate to think of what we would be doing without her, because, there is no way we would feel this fulfilled and to think of missing out on the love we have experienced these last three months makes my heart ache. So today, I want to remember how Zoya has changed from the girl we brought home three months ago.