Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with purpose? Ben did. 48 hours ago, my son woke up and decided that was the day he was going to walk. Not just walk, mind you. Walk ALL DAY LONG. Once he started taking steps on his own, his PT always said the next milestone was going to be the day he walked more than he crawled. April 26th was that day and Dude hasn't looked back. When the day was over and I realized what a huge deal this was, I couldn't stop smiling. I used to assume I would be a blubbery mess when Ben decided to take off, but my heart was so happy and proud that tears just weren't in the playbook. If you missed the announcement and short clip of Dude showing off his skills, you can check it out on Facebook.