I have been voting every Presidential election since I was legally old enough to do so. The Bush/Gore election is what always sticks out in my mind. I was pregnant with Winona and stood in line for over two hours. It was no easy task. Even though I had to scale the wall to keep from falling, I did it.
This year was so different for me. I grabbed John from the back of the car, walked into my polling place and voted. I was glad that there wasn't a long line, but if there had been I could have handled it with out any problems.
I have to be honest and say that I didn't want to go vote today, but I know that not only is it my duty as an American Citizen, how can I let that woman (the old me) down. Without complaining and without any assistance she struggled in line TWO HOURS waiting for her turn to vote. Today voting was more than a privilege, it was a gift.
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!