Tomorrow, I will be 39 years old. I've had both family and friends ask me how does this make you feel? My answer is usually something like, "It's just a number?" The truth is, I feel better at 39, than I ever did at 29 or even 19!
Yes, I may be on the verge of the dreaded 40, but isn't it just a number? To me it is. I'm able to do more now at the ripe old age of 39 than I could even think to try at age 10. I love that I no longer worry about being put into a nursing home while raising my young kids. I LOVE that when I'm beyond exhausted, I still have the physical ability to put my three year old to bed, rather than he putting me to bed, like his sisters had to do when they were toddlers. I love that I can drive myself anywhere I want to go and walk nearly anywhere I want. Most of all, I love that my little boy will NEVER know a mother who can't take care of herself, much less her own little boy. And most of all, I love that I don't need or want anything for my birthday, because I truly feel like I have more in life than I deserve. And that includes all of your support! Thanks so much!!!
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!