Steve and I are coming up on our 12th wedding anniversary and I can't help but think how lucky I am to have him as my husband. As a young girl and teenager, I never thought that I would marry and have a family. My mom would tell me that I would end up with the nicest guy of all, but I thought that I would just try my best to be the best aunt ever.
It takes a very special person to commit to someone who has a physical disability. Luckily for me, Steve was that special person. After being good friends for two years we decided that we wanted more. It didn't bother Steve that I had to use a mobility scooter and that we wouldn't be able to play sports together, go on bike rides, etc.
Steve has been there for me during the best of times and worst of times. He has had to assist me with things that most husbands will never have to help their wives with. I'm sure there were times when Steve wanted to throw up his arms and tell me to go fly a kite, but he never let on. He has a love for me that I never thought I would ever have.
I'm so glad I can share all my new experiences with Steve. When I married him, I never thought that some day we could hike together, kayak together, go tubing behind the boat together and travel so much easier together. I am a lucky woman to have him by my side each and every day. He is the love of my life and I am proud to call him my husband.
I must add that once again my mom was right. I did end up with the nicest guy of all!!!
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!