I Waited 14 Years to Find a Parking Spot

It’s been 14 years since I was injured and ill, but as I’m now awaiting my delivery date for my new powerchair next month (!) I am just now applying for a disabled parking placard.  Getting the placard was something I’ve kept putting off and pushing to the back of my to-do list…for years. I’d... Continue Reading →

Power Up!

I’m a 33-year-old mother of two in the process of getting a power wheelchair, and contrary to popular belief, it’s a wonderful thing. During a recent day out at the zoo with the family, I rented a motorized scooter to see if it helped with my pain levels and mobility. At a steep $40 price... Continue Reading →

Welcome Back.

There are moments I think I’m alone, and I forget that you’re around me. Then I remember that you are there and I become terrified. I can’t run. There’s no escape. So this time, I turn and face you. I lay my head and heart out for you. You envelop me and I leave my... Continue Reading →

A New Beginning

“Your life won’t ever be the same,” the surgeon said. I turned over in my hospital bed, in a pitifully tiny brown room. He said the words I expected to hear. I was past that shock. My window looked out towards nothing but a brick wall. At least the daylight could shine in. I was... Continue Reading →

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