Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There Are Still Some “Firsts”.

Taylor playing          I had to sneak this picture with my phone so she wouldn’t stop playing.

I spent part of the afternoon, sitting at my desk, looking out the big picture window, watching Taylor play on the deck.  i realize that doesn’t sound all that entertaining, but for me, it was.

You see, Taylor doesn’t “play”.  She has toys and stuff, she just never really plays with them.  About the only toy she really plays with are balls.

But today, Taylor took her Cabbage Patch dolls and a stuffed puppy and played with them.  She sat them in chairs around the outside table and put toys on the table for them.  She had several of her magazines placed in front of where “everyone” was sitting.

Taylor playing puppy

Taylor playing today would be the equivalent of a baby taking their first steps in how emotional it was for me.  At 21 years old, it looked like my daughter used her imagination for the first time.  It was amazing.

And yes…I cried.

6 comments:

Becca said...

Oh, how WONDERFUL, Dawn!!! This gave me chills. Imaginative play is such a huge "first," too. I wonder if it will be repeated...?

tumbleweedgirl said...

aw.. me too! i'm so glad you got to see her doing that. that is so super special!

Creating the best of Me said...

I would have given anything to be there and watch her do all this, I get so excited to see her do that stuff!!! I love the puppy picture!! Maybe she will do it again today while I am there. makes you wonder what she was thinking that she went and got those and started playing with them?? We will never know. Thanks for sharing that with us!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That is awesome!! I hope she is coming into a new and amazing developmental time. :)

Kathy said...

Very, very sweet and memorable. How dear that you were able to witness these moments. Wow.

◄ Lisa ► said...

Coming in late as usual, but gosh, I'd have cried, too. How special was this, both that she did it and you were able to see it? Your Taylor, she's still got a lot of tricks up her sleeve, doesn't she? :-)