Yes, I am aware that I quoted The Carpenters in the title. This is the attitude which I am taking today. Progress is a process, and it isn’t always easy.
My son is becoming more conscious of the fact that spasticity can severely limit my movements. Mommy is very tired most of the time. This is hard for us both, being that he needs me, and I have a habit of pushing myself too hard.
I will admit that I make several attempts to be Wonder Woman throughout the day. What can I say? I’m a flawed overachiever. I have to tell myself to slow down, even as I’m writing.
I want what’s best for my son. I want him to grow into a successful human being, compassionate and loving. He has such a giving soul! I want him to learn- and accept- that he can do anything if he puts his mind to it.
It does not matter whether disability impacts your life or whether your life is average. Life is like a piece of clay; it will become what you make of it. My child is one of the biggest blessings of my life. He is my contribution to a better future. I will continue to push myself -and him- to keep working hard.
And I will keep reminding myself: “We’ve Only Just Begun”!