4 July 2014

one year

A year. 
A year really has gone. An utterly shockingly super fast year has gone. 

A year ago, the moment a new life turned us into unexpected difficulties and despair. 
Did I imagine if I could cope? 

I remember that the lady consultant who we saw very first time at Manchester Eye Hospital told me to “enjoy” it. The word of “enjoy” was rather crazy to hear at that time, whilst we were in the middle of all happening to my daughter. But I know now that was exactly why she said it. She really meant it, because she must have seen so many parents who came with new born baby with traumatic eye condition, feeling despair, focusing on the problems they have to face and forgetting to look into the bright side. You know, all about the blissful joy of bringing a child who grows so fast. Really fast indeed. 

Sabrina, like any other babies, did grow fast. On her own speed of course, but there were so many little things that she has developed each day, week and month. Watching it happening was truly heartwarming. 

Sabrina has started nursery training a month earlier than my return to work date. We have been visiting and playing for an hour or so to start with, then gradually made it longer and I started to give her more distance. Sabrina first cried big time but this gradual process helped her to settle. Staff were very supportive all the way. Being in a different environment with different people must have helped her develop not just emotionally but also physically. Before we know it, she has quickly learnt crawling and standing! Off she goes now all over following her visual curiosity. 

Did I ever imagine a blind baby reaches to this milestone? 

Am I smiling now? 
A big fat yes.
Happy Birthday Sunshine Girl! 


  1. What a darling girl! Congratulations to a great family!
    Thanks for the update!

  2. Oh Maki, what a tremendously good news!!! Sabrina is gorgeous and I can understand how proud and happy you are. Do enjoy the next year to come to the fullest, one step after the other!
    love from Amsterdam,

  3. oh every milestone will be so special.. so happy that she is doing so well with such a loving Mum to guide her :)

  4. A Year! Well done to all of you. You have done remarkably well through many obstacles, I am filled with admiration. Best wishes. X Creina

  5. lovely post, good to hear you're back to work as well!

  6. Thank you everyone :) Everyday is learning for her, and that is the same to me as well. I shall continue enjoying the motherhood. x m

  7. Oh my! She is so beautiful!
    Congratulations to the family!