School is back in session so this morning I went to Sharon's classroom as the volunteer morning reader. Sharon was thrilled that I was going to read to the class. Not only did she get to pick out the books I read, but she got to sit next to me on a chair rather than on the floor with all of the other students.
While I was driving home after reading for twenty minutes to a group of seven year olds, all I could think was, "I love my life." I can finally give back to others by doing something I enjoy. How many people can say that? Actually, many can, but never choose to do so.
In the past, I physically couldn't volunteer in my kids school. "Why?" you may ask. I couldn't walk myself to from the car to the classroom. In fact, I wasn't even able to hold a book anymore. Today I was given the gift of providing entertainment to wonderful children through books. It felt so good to see how much they enjoyed listening to me read to them. I can't wait to go back soon and do it again.
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!