Whenever the song “I Love Me” by Meghan Trainor comes on, Colbie will start “dancing.” The first time she did this I almost cried. It was a simple head shake that some would’ve taken as her saying no, but we all knew it was her attempt at shaking her hips the way we do for her as we hold her in standing position and she gets the biggest grin on her face. Gradually, we started practicing letting her lean on her mats and the distraction with the music kept her standing up with little support. She can’t stand unsupported still, but her effort to dance is hard not to love. Her love for music is undeniable and we may have to listen to many songs on repeat, but for the joy they bring her, that’s okay.
I forgot to share this video below here when we first posted it on instagram. When we decided to try to raise funding for KAND research (Kif1a.org) through the Super Hero Challenge that only had 9 days left, we were truly shocked to exceed our goal in such a short time and are forever grateful. The kids really got to see how they can have a part in making a difference in trying to help their sister too. I don’t think I could ever say thank you enough.
They worked hard to deliver their final performance as promised and all four participated in singing Colbie’s favorite song. I am so proud of them and hope you enjoy this too! Our hope is that Colbie will always feel this love and self confidence too.
Song: “I Love Me” By Meghan Trainor | Karaoke Performance by Colbie’s Siblings