As you know, I have to overcome many obstacles in my life and I am ok with this because I believe it makes me a stronger person. I have received a lot of wonderful Hanukkah gifts thanks to my family and friends but the ability to have my freedom back is an amazing gift. I am used to not being able to brush my hair or having to have someone give me a shower and read something to me because it is too small. These are all things that I have either come to accept or are just a part of me and I know no difference. However not having my power wheelchair, my source of independence, work in the way it should was beginning to drive me crazy. Not only that but I knew that once the wheelchair company agreed to take my chair, a degree of my independence would be taken away. This time not for something fun like a vacation. That is another thing I have learned to accept because it is too risky to take on an airplane. Now I am not saying that my wheelchair has never broke because that isn’t true. I am just saying that because it went out of state I wasn’t sure when I would be getting it back. I am lucky that during this time I was able to switch back and forth between a manual chair and an old power chair because if I sit in the power one too long my back starts to hurt. Thanks to my mom’s persistence, I was able to get my chair back in one piece and it just so happened I got it on the last night of Hanukkah! I couldn’t have asked for a better present! Thank you mom!
I am free!
Ps. Sorry I haven’t decided on names for the frogs yet!