Yesterday the girls and I (along with my mom and John) went to the Ridgedale mall to shop for back to school clothes. We roamed the mall for nearly five hours and were sucessful in our search for the pefect pair of jeans for Winona and cute shirts for Sharon.
It is a great feeling to be able to walk without holding onto my mom or needing to use a mobility scooter. I can get in between those narrow paths of clothes so my mom doesn't have to bring everything to me in the big isle. Yesterday, I was able to dig through piles of jeans until we found Winona's size. Plus, I could assist Sharon is getting the shirts that were up high, so she could get a better look at them.
I can't help but feel blessed to be able to shop independtly with my daugters. My mom always had to come with to help me. These days, I can call her to come shopping with us just for the fun of it! I love my mobility and will NEVER take it for granted.
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!