When I first started my ABM® NeuroMovement® practice, Embracing Movement, I decided to use the silhouette of my boys walking together as my logo. I based it off of a photo that I had taken a few months after Emmett had started walking. His brother, Corbin, was watching him carefully and holding his hand. Emmett was still a bit unsteady and unsure, but every step was a beautiful reminder of how far he had come. Every time I look at my logo, I am reminded of that moment and I thought it was only fitting to use an image of what inspired me to become a practitioner in the first place.
Last fall, I took a similar photo. To many people, it may just look like a sweet photo of two brothers walking together. However, if you look closer and you know more about our journey, it is so much more! This is a photo of a little boy who has had countless hours of therapy and didn't walk until he was 3 years old. It is also a photo of a big brother who has been Emmett's protector and cheerleader, every step of the way.
5 1/2 years later, I'm thankful that they still have an amazing bond, but some things are definitely different. Instead of focusing on every step, they are nearly running and Emmett is leading the way! He may not be able to do everything that other children his age do, but he has made huge gains. I've learned to embrace every little accomplishment because those little accomplishments add up to much bigger things! It is hard to imagine what Emmett may be doing in another five years, but I know that he will continue to amaze us and that his brother will continue to walk beside him and I will continue to embrace these precious moments.