As a child, I didn’t stop to question the decisions my parents made for me. I assumed those decisions would be in my own best interests, for my own good.
As parents, we can either make decisions for our children based on what we want, or we can make them based on our children’s best interests. Learning on the job, I came to know and understand how important it was for my children to be independent. It is important parents’ decisions are based on their children and not on them.
Living with a physical disability as a child helped me see life differently. I spent my life continually observing my world. Although I wasn’t independent, I was aware of how things should have been. The inability of some parents to let go of their children, stems from their own insecurities, but it’s not something they ever stop to question.
Looking back on my own life, I missed out on encouragement and support, which could have led to certain possibilities. Emotionally I have managed to move on, changing many things along the way. My Diary is testament to that. I cannot turn the clock back on my experiences growing up, but I can make a difference for my family and now others through my writing.
I feel as though that is what I am doing. I am now making a difference. I’m happy with that.