I wouldn't want to say that I missed out on things when I was living with sever mobility issues, but I'm amazed every time I experience something for the first time. This past weekend, I spent both evenings fishing with my husband. In the past, I would dip a line in the water for a little bit, but I would grow tired, reel up my line and then chit chat with him. This weekend was unlike any fishing experience I've ever had.
On our first night out, I caught two nice size Northern's. It was fun to see the excitement on Steve's face as I gasped and shrieked with excitement. The next night we spent three hours with very little fish activity and decided to call it a night. As we trolled back to the landing, I yelled, "I've got a fish!" Five minutes later, I was repeating my words and Steve jumped to get the net, yet again. I was pleased to have caught two very nice Walleye's.
It was fun in reeling the four big fish over the course of two evenings, but the real gift was seeing how much my husband enjoyed watching me experience something he has always loved to do: FISH! I never felt like I was missing out on anything grand, but it's wonderful being able to understand why my husband looks forward to putting a line in the water. Hopefully, he'll invite me along again sometime soon.
I must also add, that my daughters said we should have recorded Steve taking the pictures of the walleyes. They were so slippery and heavy that I just couldn't seem to hold onto them at the same time. Needless to say, it took awhile to get a decent photo.
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!