The holidays are here yet again. I am here to remind you to slow down and take time to appreciate all the little things. This time of year can be so stressful, so take a deep breath and thank God for all that you are able to do.
This Christmas season feels a bit different for me. I did all of my own Christmas shopping. That means that I drove myself to all of the stores, parked far from the door and had to deal with the busy isles. This is something that I had to have my mom help me with in years past and I had to park in the handicap spaces. Not this year!!!
I am even done with all of my wrapping. In all the years past, my mom wrapped all of the gifts because my hands didn't allow me to cut with scissors or rip the scotch tape off of the dispenser. Don't get me wrong I accepted my moms help to wrap all the kids gifts this year, but I joined her. I stood at her kitchen table and we wrapped all the gifts together. Yes, I said it, "I stood while wrapping gifts!"
This weekend, I'm looking forward to baking cookies all afternoon with my daughters and nieces. Baking cookies was never easy for me for so many reasons. This year will be so different and I can't wait to giggle in my mom's kitchen with these six wonderful girls.
I must add that I'm doing all these things as a pregnant woman who feels nausea nearly all day long. So, on that note try not to get too crabby this holiday season and be happy for ALL of the gifts that are not under your tree, but are there all year long.
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!