That was beautiful, I truly believe in the concept and actually being grateful for what I have accomplished since I became disabled.
Oh, hi, this is nini/Kathy, I did not move from my bedroom for almost 2 years after I became disabled and knew I could never work outside the home anymore. This was so devastating, I had always worked outside the home, I was bringing up 2 young children, I am a single parent, I was it. My girls lives changed as much as mine did. Thankfully my oldest was just about to graduate, and did, my baby girl was in 10th grade, I was forced to leave her in the hands of friends I had known since Sara was in 3rd grade. They treated her as one of there own, I can never repay what they did for me. I have passed on acts of kindness every chance I get, as that is the only way I could let them know how much I loved, trusted and was so grateful. But she didnt have her mother, my oldest girl and I (along with my 1st grandchild) Dani, Makaila and I lived in more places than I could count.
At every turn, someone was there holding out a helping hand. The quote of "it takes a village to raise a child" was so very true. As we moved about from one place to another always mindful of what we could and could not afford.I had a chance to meet people who helped just because, my oldest friend was there at every turn to help with what she could. If she had a relative she knew was moving and a bed was being tossed away, it became our new bed. The best way I can repay everyone who helped, and there were many, some whose names I didnt even know, I have repeatably passed on acts of kindness wherever I saw someone in need.
These were all lessons on the kindness of people, and I remain grateful to each and everyone. As it sometimes happens, when my youngest graduated, we were all reunited, we got an apartment large enough for all of us to live comfortably, we all contributed parts of our income and the most important, we were once again all under the same roof. We had made it, sometimes I wasnt sure I could go on, but one look into my little grandaughters big brown eyes, and I became more sure that we would.
Now years later, I now live with my youngest and her fiance, my oldest is just down the street with my grandbabies, now 10 and 5. We made it!!! I know that I can make it no matter what is thrown my way, we all still work as we are, a great family. I never think back to what might have been had I not become disabled, why bother, it is what it is, and its great more than not.
Sorry I rambled on so long, and thanks for the reminder of how grateful I am for what has happened not what could have been.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson