(If you are looking for the Kinesio Taping post, it is the one before this. Just scroll down)
Well Ruthie took a big step this week. It was one that took her out of her bed and out of her room. Let me give you a little background.
In our referral picture of Ruthie, she has what looks like tourniquet marks around her legs and arms. About the time we noticed this, a conversation came up on our Yahoo group about how the nannies in the orphanage have to tie the babies to their cribs to keep them in bed at night. We don't know if those marks in that picture for sure came from that, but it was interesting information.
Fast forward to bringing Ruthie home and we noticed very quickly that she never got out of bed on her own. She would always just lay there and cry until someone would come and get her. We couldn't help but wonder if this was because she was trained at a very young age to stay in bed until someone came for her.
Well it all changed this week when Ruthie got brave enough to get out of bed and walk out of her room. I would like to spiritualize this and say that it represents a new level of relationship she has with us. I was thinking today how as a new Christian I related to God as this authority who was going to tie me down or return me to the "dark side" if I got out of line, but as my relationship with him grew, I felt more freedom and trust.
I would like to think that Ruthie's new freedom to get out of bed is the overflow of the freedom she now feels in relationship with us instead of just a 3 year old testing her boundaries. :)
Today's Side Note
I was practicing shooting manually and taking pictures of Ruthie in her "mommies little princess" shirt the other day. I got some really cute ones and then dad arrived and I caught the best one of all.