Thursday, April 2, 2015

Life's purpose...

 
Here's me at 12. My mother knew I was on the cusp of adult life and had a special portrait taken of me. Similar portraits of my siblings also exist.
 
I had no idea at the age of 12, that I would become a disability advocate due to my sons diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
 
Fast forward 30 years ahead, and here's our family at my son's 17th birthday gathering.
 
 
Note the joie` de vivre and hope and natural enjoyment in everyones posture. The simple, crazy certainty in my youngest sons roar of happiness, and our joint knowing, that a good life lays ahead.
 
Two years later, despite being told it couldn't be done, our son had a government funded unit, and money to pay for around the clock care. It didn't come easily. It entailed many tears and tantrums. But we got there.
 
Believe.
 
I always believed I had a purpose.
 
I think this was my purpose.
 
Happy 24th birthday Mr. A.
 
We're so very proud of you.
 
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4 comments:

  1. As I said before Mimi, you must have fought tooth and nail for that package. How happy your son looks and the rest of your family as well. Sometimes life takes us on a road we never expected to walk down.

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  2. God designed purpose, Amen. The best is yet to come, so a VERY happy birthday to Mr. A.!

    Hugs and happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  3. Beautiful family tribute! I know you have worked hard. You are a very generous woman. I love how much The Diva looks like you in your childhood photo!!!

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  4. Such a gorgeous family photo Mimi, you all look like a very happy bunch!
    You sound like a very strong woman, and I am glad your persistence paid off in the end.

    Happy Birthday Mr A!

    x

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