After driving 650+ miles in 11 hours with three kids (13,11 and 2) alone, I am beyond exhausted. And if I wasn’t so tired, I’d be grinning from ear to ear because I was actually able to do this today.
I’ll be honest…I wasn’t sure if I could do it. I doubted my new ability and thought I would have to get a hotel room about 6 hours into the drive to rest my body. But I did it! I was able to take my kids into the rest stop for bathroom breaks, walk into fast food restaurants to grab a quick meal and pump gas. Each one of those tasks was something that I couldn’t do before. At least not without the help of someone else. But today I did all of it! And without the help of another adult. And for that, I am unbelievably grateful.
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!