Nobody’s perfect– that’s what I keep learning
It’s 3 : 30 PM on day 766 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, publish my Disability of the Day feature, work, get my eyes tested – it was a mission and a half I could do the quick test because I had to lean in for the machine to take a picture of my eyes and my core muscles weren’t strong enough to do that so the optometrist used the long method (she had me sit on a chair and asked me to read letters on a screen with different lenses on each time and asked is this better) after she was done with the test she confirmed that I was indeed short-sighted on the bright side I got to meet some fantastic people first, this elderly woman who came up behind me and asked my mother can she hear me when I talk after I replied yes I can we had a lovely conversation and then there was the doctor I could cry just thinking about her usually when I got to the doctor they ask my parents questions about me even after they realize I’m not mentally handicapped but this doctor talked directly to me and seemed to be sincerely interested in my life outside of my eye problem I think she really got that Cerebral Palsy only affected my mobility she said as much when I was raking my mother over the coals for sounding so sad when she said I had Cerebral Palsy – and feed myself rice and curry for lunch.
This morning it occurred to me that we as children (it doesn’t matter how old you are you’ll always be a child to your parents) are quick to point out all the things our parents did wrong and slow to praise for all the things they did right so today I would like to say thank you daddy for driving me to all my appointments and paying all my medical bills and thank you mommy for cooking, cleaning and helping me when I need help. Do you forgive people their trespasses against you because you know that they aren’t perfect and neither are you?
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