It was been 10 months since Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter was injured in an ATV accident. Since then, Maddie has made an impressive recovery.
Now, Jamie Lynn is celebrating milestones in her life on social media, and reflecting on Maddie’s recovery and Maddie herself.
This is so heartwarming, especially in light of Maddie Aldridge’s tragic ATV accident, which could have cost the girl her life.
Yes, Maddie was driving an ATV.
Sometimes, this is what you do when you’re part of a wealthy celebrity family and your aunt is some sort of deity-made-flesh.
Regardless of the situation she was in and who was responsible for it, which we really don’t know, the vehicle flipped over and landed under water.
They were initially unable to free Maddie, resulting in her being trapped underwater for a couple of minutes, constrained by her seatbelt and by the protective netting on the vehicle.
It was an absolute nightmare for Maddie and for her parents.
Britney Spears asked for prayers for her recovery. Initially, things looked grim.
As we all know, prolonged oxygen deprivation can have fatal results.
And, even if Maddie survived, there was a chance that she’d lose things — motor skills, speech, memories — because of brain damage.
We are all so thankful that she made a full recovery. Maddie even returned to school less than two weeks later.
Still, it was a frightening time, and one that Maddie — and her family — will never forget.
Jamie Lynn Spears has been celebrating the 12 Days of Jamie Lynn Spears, reflecting upon her life’s major milestones.
She posted this photo (above) with the caption:
"The hardest milestone me and my family have ever faced was almost losing our beautiful Maddie."
Obviously. It’s heartbreaking just to think about.
"But thanks to God and the two angels in this picture we were able to celebrate Maddie turning 9 years old all together."
During the two days that it took Maddie to wake up, her parents and other loved ones must have been wondering if Maddie’s 8th birthday would be her last.
"This milestone became a true miracle, and we are forever grateful for that."
Jamie Lynn Spears also reflected on Maddie – who was clearly not someone she ever thought she’d know – and her greater impact in her life.
"Some milestones we never see coming, but I’m so blessed that It did. Maddie is the biggest blessing in my life so far #12DaysofJLS"
That’s a very cute way of reminding the world that you got pregnant as a minor.
In fact, Jamie was still starring on Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 at the time when she became pregnant.
We should also point out that she calls Maddie "the biggest blessing in my life so far."
You can just call her your biggest blessing and lat it be understood that she’d be tied with any other children you might have down the line.
(Remember, Jamie Lynn Spears is only 26.)
But Jamie Lynn gets points for accuracy.
Don’t worry, folks – not all of Jamie Lynn’s milestones are as dramatic as teen pregnancy or as heartbreaking as her daughter’s brush with death.
She’s also given a shoutout to her engagement, her 2014 marriage, to her sister Britney Spears, and to her time on Zoey 101.
That’s checking pretty much all the boxes right there. And, lest we forget, the actress also reminds us that she was on All That.
Gotta love those Nickelodeon classics, right?