Day 377


The best gift you can give your children is something that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 9: 49 PM on day 377 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, drink coffee in a glass, go to church with my mother, sister and brother–the sermon was entitled When your ‘yes’ means nothing it was about the importance of  keeping your word and having the humility to admit you’re wrong when you are wrong – feed myself All-Bran Flakes for breakfast, publish my Kid of the Week feature, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck  okay to be truthful I only tweeted once the whole day the rest was automated by me last night–  finish reading Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – it was AWESOME it had everything I’ve ever wanted in a book… action, adventure and romance I can’t wait to finish reading the whole series – go to drop my grandma off at my uncle’s house – she was with us while my uncle and his wife were out of town anyway while we were there our priest popped by and my dad made a fau paux he bolted for the door before the priest had a chance to pray (Indian priests always pray when people leave to go somewhere regardless of the distance) luckily he said let’s pray before my dad stepped out the door –  and brush my teeth once more.

Today while at church I thought for all my mother’s faults she gave me Jesus and because of that I never felt like a fatherless child even though my father is a class A jerk – he has made it abundantly clear through his actions that although he may love me he is also ashamed of me because I have Cerebral Palsy – and to her I say thank you mommy. What have been the best gifts that your parents have passed onto you?

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6 responses to “Day 377

  1. chrissybertolo@hotmail.com

    It sounds like your father is dealing with his own challenge. I think of some of the challenges I faced in my life and retrospect they have taught me valuable lessons. It is not clear at the time why you have encountered this (nor should it be or how else would you learn). The understanding/learning comes to you later on in your life. One day the light bulb will turn on and it will all makes sense. It’s like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Try to keep in mind he is dealing with his challenge just the way you are dealing with yours.

  2. chrissybertolo@hotmail.com

    Ooups….made a few grammatical errors but I think you get the point.

  3. chrissybertolo@hotmail.com

    A dear friend of mine once said you should always look at both perspectives. I try to remind myself of this whenever I am dealing with something. Helps me to understand things a bit better.

    I hope you have found it helpful too 🙂

    Chrissy

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