Well it's September and that means the beginning of a new school year and afterschool activities. Sharon is going to be a Junior Girl Scout this year. To her that means being with friends for after school meetings, making crafts and selling cookies. For me, it means ironing all her patches onto her new sash.
Because I'm still relativly new to all of this, it takes me about an hour to carefully iron on the 10 patches that make up her uniform. There was a time in my life that I didn't trust my balance and coordination to use a hot iron. I have to admit, this is not one of my favorite new tasks, which is why I waited all summer to do it.
Sure, I could complain that this job had to be done, but how could I do that? I have been given the gift of dexterity, better balance and most importantly, my beautiful Girl Scout. So even though there are things I would have prefered to do this afternoon, I will give thanks for the things that I was ABLE to do this afternoon.
Ironing on patches is just one more little thing in life that I don't ever want to take for granted. What did you were you ABLE to do today?
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!