Well, I'm nearly nine months pregnant and very tired. The laundry doesn't cease and the family still needs to eat dinner. Yet, I am still able to do it! As the family and I watched a movie tonight, I was asked to make popcorn. At first I thought, "You've got to be kidding me." Then I thought back to when I was pregnant with Winona over ten years ago.
Back when I was pregnant with Winona, Steve had to drive me to and from work because I could not do so myself. He would bring me back to our one level Georgia home, help me into my pajama's, give me a quick dinner and then he would head off to Atlanta for his graduate classes. As for me, I would have to spend the rest of the night in bed, because I physicality couldn't move any more for the day. This was a really difficult time for me, but I not only made it, but I brought a wonderful girl into the world by doing so.
So, even though I didn't feel like making popcorn, I did; because 10 years ago Steve took care of me without any complaints. Everyday is a gift and I must give thanks for being able to make my family happy on movie night at the Abbott's.
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!