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For the First Time in 10 Years!!!

Posted by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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A little over 10 years ago my life was completely changed by a drunk driver.  He t-boned our car and almost killed me.  He left me with all kinds of physical issues (some of which are now compounding upon themselves). One of the biggest was facial and brain trauma.  The right side of my face is 80% paralyzed.

My children have been getting into balloons lately... big time!!!  They constantly want someone to blow up a balloon so they can toss it around.  My husband is a truck driver so I'm home alone 90% of the time.  He's the balloon inflater.  2 days ago, my son asked me to blow up a balloon.  I haven't done it in 10 years because the right side of my mouth doesn't work.  He looked at me with a smile and said 'Mommy, you can do it!  You can do anything!!  Try really hard, Mommy'.  So I sat there with this balloon for about 15 minutes but couldnt do it. I cried and told him that Mommy's face doesn't work right. He kept urging me on and then finally..... Then I used my right hand and held my mouth closed.  I did it!!!  I cried and he jumped around like a mania clapping.  Yesterday we went out and bought bags and bags of balloons!!!  My next feat is to ride a bicycle.  I'm not sure how my pelvis will feel about it but it is time to step out of the box!!

For the average person, this seems trivial but if you can imagine...  I blew up my first balloon in 10 years!!!  It took the voice and encouragement of my 5 year old boy to get me to do it... to try again after hundreds of failed attempts.

I had to share!!!  Remember, you can do ANYTHING if you try hard enough!!  Never let anything get in your way... even when you feel as though you can't... try harder and try again and again!!

by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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joshsgirl12
by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Aww thats awesome congrats!!!

whatmynameagain
by Bronze Member on May. 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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That is awesome!!! Kids can be the best encouragment:)
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kyledavidsmom
by Tara on May. 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

That is awesome congrats mama you will concuer every thing good luck.

offrdngal
by Gold Member on May. 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Oh how exciting!!!  I can only imagine how you felt. I love that your son kept encouraging you!!  This is not trivial...at all!  It's a huge feat and you DID IT!!!  Woo Hoo!!  Never let anyone trivialize any feat that you accomplish.

Jinxed8
by Gold Member on May. 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

that's such a nice story... I understand that every little counts for you.  That's awesome !!  Keep going mama !

emavejess
by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

That is a beautiful story!  Loved it and congrats to you.

Murray4092
by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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That's a heart felt story, I wanted to cry. Thank you for the encouragement to keep trying and never giving up on what one wants to accomplish. Hugs

KendallsMommee
by Chrissy on May. 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM

 woohoo

chattycassie
by on May. 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

 This is wonderful. Congrats on the milestone.

soymujer
by Gold Member on May. 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Way to go, mama!  Sometimes it takes the littlest things to get us encouraged!

family in the van   Mom of four


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