This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Eight is Great

Friday, June 29, 2018

Eight is Great

Lamp turns 8 this weekend and naturally she is very excited. (As are we!) Her birthday wish list includes going swimming and seeing the new Incredibles movie as a family. If you follow me on Instagram then you know she got her new power chair last week too! Which was actually perfect as it feels like it was part of her birthday present. Her new chair not only goes faster, drives better and has longer batter life but the seat itself can go all the way to the floor, raise her up high and tilt her back in her seat. She has a position she's called "movie theatre" in which she's up high and reclined back, that she's really excited to use in an actual theatre. So we're looking into renting a mobility van this weekend so she can take her cool new chair and watch the movie in movie theatre mode. Ha! I love that girl.

The past couple of years I've featured the spotlight interview I did about her when she was 5, and you can read that here, but this year I thought I'd do a quick round up of some of my overall favorite posts I've written about her and about disability in general over the past couple of years.

Oh, The Places She Can't Go
My Thoughts On Wonder
Talking To Your Children About Disability 
What's Really Wrong?
Back to the Future
Fear to Love: A Reader Response

Also, here are a few of my favorite LampSays hashtags on instagram.
This one seems particularly relevant. 
Did I mention she is uber honest?
Lamp is an educator.
I still wonder what she was saying to Jesus. 
Her prayers are pretty great.
Still my all time favorite. 

Oh this girl! We are so lucky to have her in our lives. She has taught us so much and has given us a door into a new world. We are forever grateful she is a part of our family.

I hope you all have a fun and fantastic weekend! Also, just so you know, yes I am working on getting some great spotlights up and running again. In fact if you or someone you know would like to be featured please email me at thislittlemiggy at gmail dot com. Also, I hope you all have a chance to watch the Netflix special Nanette by Hannah Gadsby this weekend--language warning, but please, do yourself and humanity a favor and watch. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Maybe we can discuss it here next week?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Anonymous6:29 AM

    Happy Birthday, Lamp! Hope you enjoyed your movie and swimming!

  2. Happy birthday Lamp!!!

  3. Anonymous10:54 PM

    Happy Birthday, Lamp! You are eight and you are great!

  4. Anonymous10:13 PM

    I've been reading through some of your old posts and really enjoy them. It's kind of shocking some people "pity" Lamp because when I look at her, all I see is a beaming ray of light. Her smile is so genuine and infectious. :)
    I have always wanted to ask you something. I have found myself withholding compliments or positive comments for someone who is differently abled. My fear is that they would feel I was only doing it because of that. I feel afraid to make a mistake and so I just look away even though I want to say something like "Oh, you have such a pretty smile, or I love your dress". Because you can be bombarded with negativity while out, I think that maybe it's best to just leave you alone completely. Would love your take on this. Thanks!