Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hi Everyone! Today would have been my Mom Vicky's 62nd birthday she would be so proud of the woman I have become! I have been living independently in my own apartment since April 1 2010! It's shame she wasn't able too see me become a independent adult! She and my Dad John prepared me for my adult life and I can't them enough for that! I just got back from going up too my Aunt Marcia and her husband Gordon's vacation home! I had a nice time with my family! I plan too be as independent for as long as I can! I wish my Mom was here too enjoy my independence, she would be SO proud of me! Everyday is a challenge for me but I made the make the most of it and NEVER complain! So no matter how many challenges and struggles people have in their lives it's different! I take what life throws at me and keep on trucking! Anyone that has challenges in their life no matter what they are, they should always face them with a smile on there face and NEVER give up! .
Monday, August 29, 2016
Hi Everyone! I just went too Colorado too my family! We saw The Wizard of at the dinner theater, it was FANTASTIC! I also got in my Aunt's and Uncle's hot tubs which are WONDERFUL for my muscles I also got a LONG overdue massage it was GREAT! I spent with my cousin Kate and her family which was also special for me as well! I went over to my Uncle Nino and Aunt Joyce's house for a family dinner! I stayed with my Aunt Cindee and Uncle Will!
They told me I could come for another visit next year! I'm looking forward too it!
Friday, April 1, 2016
Hi Everyone! Today is the sixth anniversary of moving into my apartment! I've made my goal in becoming a young disabled independent adult! Everything is a struggle in my life but somehow I make things look easy! When you have struggles you have too work for what you want because no one is going too give it too you! You have to earn it yourself and make your life work for you! It's doesn't matter what other people think, it matters how you as a disabled person can survie independently! Although I need assistance from other people I still am independent as I can be and that WILL continue my entire life! I'm very proud of the success I've made! I wish other people would be as brave as I have been! Sure everyone is scared if you NEVER try and experience new opportunities you'll never be independent enough too have your own life! I have chosen too be independent and work too the BEST of my ab
iltiy to achieve everything I want in life! So far everything I choose too do is working GREAT for me! NEVER be afraid too ask someone for help! People without CP, I call "normal" don't have a clue on what it takes for me too live my life but I also make it look easy when in reality it's NOT!
I hope all you viewers take my advice!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Hi Everyone! Today my apartment complex had it's Thanksgiving dinner at 1:00pm in the community room! They ordered it from ABC Catering! We had turkey,stuffing mashed potatoes, lettuce salad, gravy and pumpkin pie squares for dessert! Everything was great! They provide a Thanksgiving luncheon and a Christmas luncheon for us! Many people with disabilities can't get out or get too see their family so this the only holiday they have! That's why I stay as independent as possible so I can have the I life I choose! I just got back from Colorado visiting my family! We saw West Side Story as a dinner theater, it was AMAZING! I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving holiday with their families!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE JOHN! A LOVING TRIBUTE TOO A WONDERFUL MAN THAT WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS FOR A LIFETIME!
Hi Everyone! Today would have been my Uncle John's 68th birthday! It's day also of mixed emotions for me! My Uncle John was one of the kindness men in the world that would put his wife children and family before anyone or anything else! He was one of the hardest workers that I knew plus if anyone was in need he would stop what he was doing and help them! He always accepted me as his third daughter and didn't look at my C.P.! My Dad John is also like that! I wanted too honer the two men that I admire the most in my life! My Uncle John taught me how too drive the PUG around the farm! There are SO many memories of the WONDERFUL man that we lost! I wish all of you knew him! He did everything he could too include in what ever he was doing even though it was difficult because of my C.P., but he made it work! It's a shame he and my Mom are NOT physically here too see start my adult independent life in my own apartment! They would be SO proud of me! I hope he's resting in peace! Uncle John, you were the best and never be forgotten! You will live on in my heart and my memories for a lifetime!
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hi Everyone! Today is the fifth anniversary of me moving into my own apartment! It's been a life changing experience for myself and my family! It has shown me that I can have my own independent adult life! I have made many friends, just think if I was living at home I NEVER would have got too enjoy and experience new opportunities that arise my way! It's a shame that my Mom Vicky or my Uncle John weren't alive too see me move in my own apartment and become the young independent woman I am today! I'm very pleased with my progress! It's NOT meant for disabled people too live in a world that is NOT designed to suit your needs! As a disabled person you have too make accomedations that are comfortable and easy for you! If people don't agree with the kind support and help you need then they are not meant to be in your life! I'm lucky that my family and friends agree too support my wishes, feelings, and include me in their lives because many people in my position are forgotten about or put in a nursing home because their families don't want too worry about them! So dear readers, if there's any way possible of being independent DO IT because you are only helping yourself, if you DON'T do it your are only harming yourself and not experiencing new horizons!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hi Everyone! Three months ago I hired a new Personal Assistant and her name is Cindy Wilson-Moore! She is very helpful and does anything I need or ask of her! Joy just didn't work out after awhile and I had her for five years! After awhile wanted things done her way! That's NOT how a Personal Assistant is suppose too treat you! They are suppose too do what you need and want NOT what they want too do! Things are getting more difficult for me physically as I get older! But I NEVER let that stand in my way! My apartment complex has started a sit down Zumba and a Bingo class in the community room once a month! I enjoy that very much! I do anything I can too keep my body as active as possible but having Asthma and C.P., doesn't make my life any easier but that doesn't stand in my way! Me getting older doesn't help things but, I just keep on plugging! I miss my Mom Vicky every day but she taught me how too be independent and gave me the skills I need too survive, it's just a shame that she can't enjoy my adult life with me! She would be very proud of the young adult that I've become and having my own life! My Dad John is very proud of me! My best friend Sarah had too move too River Bluff Nursing Home in Rockford IL. two years ago because sadly her M.S. progressed too where she could not live independently any longer! I go visit her when I can! She enjoys my visits very much! My Dad John does everything he can too make my life as easy as possible! He comes over too my apartment too visit me every week or so! So all in all my new year has been exciting!