I should have known that nothing would stand in her way.
I should have known that her sweet little hands that aren't quite big enough to grasp the monkey bars in gymnastics would not stop her from being a complete monkey.
I should have known that not having some of her fingers would not stop her from wanting pretty pink fingernail polish on every little finger, whether it had a fingernail or not.
I should have known that having a foot that was turned completely backwards and upside down would not stop her from walking and running and jumping - neither would 18 different clubfoot casts.
I should have known that teaching herself how to shuffle a deck of cards was on her list, yet it still amazed me.
I guess I will continue to be amazed by my beautiful, determined daughter.
From my brother, I knew to expect determination and brilliance from my Lizzie and yet she never ceases to surprise and inspire with her complete understanding that she can and will do whatever she puts her mind to and that her perfect little hands are just that - her - perfect - hands.
I should have known that her hands would not hinder her but rather make her strive harder and accomplish more and I have a feeling that those beautiful hands will continue to inspire greatness in herself and all those around her. I know she has inspired me
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