If we’re lucky enough to have supporting parents, we will learn many lessons from them, but if like me you didn’t, sometimes the main lesson we learn, is how not to do things.
My fate was sealed the moment I was born, but it would go on to take me many years to understand why. In my mind, I was always optimistic. Optimistic but probably rather naïve in my thinking that my life would somehow right itself that the neglect would stop and that my life would change. It never did, but it didn’t stop me thinking it would.
My lessons weren’t the usual parent daughter learning about life lessons. I would have to work things out for myself, I would emotionally have to work and continue to work through the not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy.