If you’re lucky enough to have supportive parents, you will learn many lessons from them, but sometimes the lessons we may take from them 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 optimistic; optimistic but probably rather naïve in my thinking that my life would right itself that I would know about my disability 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 issues, not knowing I had cerebral palsy or what having cerebral palsy meant.