We both then looked away from what we were doing to see Lukas standing next to a dining room chair standing unsupported and looking at us, arms in the air, with wondrous concentration on his little face. "Way, to go Lukas!" and "Nice standing!" were the first things that came out from each of us as we watched Luke standing there for what seemed like an infant eternity. In reality, though, it was probably more like 10-15 seconds. Then it happened.
Luke placed his left foot in front of his right, supported his weight on the left leg, then brought the right leg forward as well! He plopped down on his back side before putting his full weight back on his right leg, but there it was. Lukas had taken his first independent steps.
We cheered! Lukas grinned from ear to ear, knowing he had done good! I swelled with pride, the happiest I had been in several days.
Then I realized what comes next....but that did nothing to dull such a priceless moment.