I just got back from a week of vacation with Steve and the girls. We spent much needed time together without the technology that can keep us from quality family time.
We spent quite a bit of our time enjoying the wilderness of the North Country. Yes, this city girl went on mosquito infested hikes on nearly vacant islands. Our first hike together as a family was a two mile hike to a lighthouse. Steve and I failed to bring the mosquito spray and the result was that of a very upset seven year old girl who would rather be at the mall shopping for cute clothes than out in God's Country.
As she complained, I informed her that us being together as a family AND walking in the woods was a gift given to us by God. I told her how lucky she was to be able to not only walk., but to be able to walk where many people will never be able to visit. When we finally did reach the old light house, we climbed the spiral staircase and looked out onto Lake Superior. A middle aged woman stood next to us looking at the calm lake. She made a comment that her husband was down in the boat and could not come because he was in a wheel chair. Sharon was much better on the two mile hike back to our boat and she told me, "Mommy, you couldn't have done this when your legs didn't work."
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!