I am always amazed at how much life has changed in three short years. Today, Winona's art class had a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) and then lunch at the Sculpture Garden. There were more parent volunteers than needed,. so parents were asked to meet the students at the MIA.
I volunteered to drive myself and three other moms downtown Minneapolis so we could spend this time with our fifth graders. This was the first field trip of Winona's that I was able to chaperon Back when she attended Ramsey Elementary, I was still in my scooter. Volunteering just wasn't an option. I would think about her all day as she would be on her field trips. I guess that's why today felt so special. Being able to drive downtown to spend the morning with my daughter and her classmates was such a special gift. When I look at the photo below, I can't help but smile.
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!