Day 250

Love doesn’t hurt. – Oprah Winfrey

It’s 6: 57 PM on day 250 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a bread and chicken curry for breakfast, watch TV – a huge shoutout to Bridgit Mendler & Co of Lemonade Mouth – a movie about owning who you are standing up for what you believe in–you guys did a great job 🙂 – tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign –no luck – feed myself rice and carry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more – no luck – feed myself Chapati and chicken curry for dinner and continue to tweet and Facebook about campaign – still no luck 😦

Today my mom and dad were arguing and when he had left she said something along the lines of why does he care so much about other people he’s got a sick child – me – and another one about to go off to university soon and by that time I had already had it up to here with my mom because I realized that no matter what I did with my life I would always be the “sick” child in her eyes and you know what all I have to say to that there’s more to being a mother than taking me to the bathroom and serving me three meals a day sometimes I just need to know that you love me for who I am and not who I could have been. Is your version of love wounding your children?

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6 responses to “Day 250

  1. Such a great question. Sometimes as parents we do get so caught up in the day to day stuff that we forget about the really important stuff like telling our children that we do love them. I hope that you will show this blog post of yours to your mother if she is the kind of person who would be open to discussing her feelings. My daughter and I have had some great conversations along those same lines of I didn’t see her as an adult. She thought I was still treating her as a child. Sometimes it is difficult to acknowledge that our children are no longer children.

    • Thanks … it’s true but I had a talk wwith my mom and she said she wouldn’t call me “sick” again so we’ll see how it goes 🙂

      Yours truly,

  2. Kristin Brænne

    Be a ★

  3. My mother will never stop thinking of me as her little boy. I’m coming up on 42 and I have a son, Johnny, age 6. [grin]

    When I’m visiting her, my mom gets upset if I go out after 9 pm. She gets upset if I go out and there’s a thunder storm going on. She gets upset if I don’t eat the plate of sliced fruit she puts in front of me at random times.

    There’s lots more but I think you get the point. [laughing]

    And she’s the best mom in the whole world. [smile]

    • I know and I truly do love my mother but I just wish she could see how great I am rather than how great I could have been had I not had Cerebral Palsy. You know what I mean?

      Yours truly,

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