My how my thoughts on Halloween have changed over the past years. Halloween was always my least favorite night of the year. As I'm sure you can imagine, it wasn't easy for me to struggle walking from house to house in the evening and carrying a bag of candy didn't help the task any. I always felt conflicted. I didn't want to try and change into a costume (getting dressed was a difficult task) and my walking only got worse as the day went on. At the same time, I didn't want to sacrifice time with my friends and ALL that candy! I always struggled through Halloween trick-or-treating, but I was always glad I did the next day as I'd sort out the piles of different chocolate.
When my girls were young, I would ride my scooter with them, but could never go to the door with them. Those few stairs from the driveway to the door always blocked my view of the girls ringing the door bell and eagerly taking candy. However, I was just happy I had a scooter so I could go with them and not stay back home. The kids didn't notice that mommy was a few feet behind them.
Never in a million years would I have ever thought that I could walk from house to house trick-or-treating and not feel the urge to stop. Now I truly get why all my classmates LOVED Halloween. What's not to love! I bet we covered a mile of houses and the girls each have several pounds of candy. To say I am thrilled that Winona and Sharon can enjoy Halloween would be an understatement and I feel so blessed that they are nice healthy kids. Life doesn't get any better than this.
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!