On Sunday, I returned from two weeks at the cabin. TWO WEEKS!! Why is that in all caps, you ask? When we bought our cabin nine years ago, I was not independent, which made enjoying the cabin difficult. Therefore, I didn't appreciate being there longer than a week at a time.
In the past, I couldn't get from the cabin to the lake (which was only a few short steps) without the help of Steve. In the past couple of years, I've had a much easier time with everything at the cabin (walking down to the boat, getting into the boat, washing the dishes, taking a shower, making a fire and cleaning up when it's time go home).
These past two weeks, we had a revolving door of family and friends coming to create new memories with us at the cabin. I was able to be a fun hostess by cooking, having the guest cabin all cleaned out, driving guests for sight seeing and shopping, mini golfing,going to a small town parade and fireworks, the list goes on and on.
I am so grateful that I can enjoy our seasonal lake home with my husband. Our main purpose for purchasing our cabin was to create memories with our children, friends and family and I truly believe that this was accomplished this July!
For the first time, I stayed at our cabin overnight with the kids, but without Steve. I couldn’t help but feel a little uneasy about it because it gets so dark and quite at night. Then when you add the wind blowing across the lake, I couldn’t help but think about horror movies! Of course, I survived and am so proud of my new accomplishment.
Prior to my new diagnosis, it was challenging to be at the cabin with Steve (because it is not accessible), so the thought of coming here without him never entered my head. The cabin is on a steep hill which always made coming and going very difficult for me. Steve would carry me every step of the way! Now, am I not only able to get up and down that hill, but I am confident in doing so!
Here’s to crossing another adventure off my list!
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!