I have to say, this weekend more than exceeded my expectations. The abilities Expo not only provided a ton of information pertaining to devices and resources such as recreational therapy in the Northeast but continued to affirm and expand my expectations of life moving forward. I met many more great people who have found life to be that much better after their injury. Their reassuring words help me understand that life will carry on and be as great if not greater than it was before.
At the soccer game that evening I was able to see many relatives; some that I had not seen since my injury. It was great to catch up with them and hear their reassuring words. I’d like to think that at the same time I was able to relieve their conscience as they were able to see, in person, that for the most part I have come around from this injury quite well. Following the game my family and I checked into our hotel and because of the exhausting day we just managed to get into the room before falling right asleep. The entire dynamic worked out much better than expected and was not difficult at all. So I definitely see hotel stays in my future; tropical vacations here I come!
The following day we were up and out of the hotel early heading to the watermelon bash; and what a bash it was. From what I heard this was the biggest turnout they’ve ever had. Being there I could just feel the positive energy in the air; everyone seemed like they were having a blast and I couldn’t have hoped for anything more. Following the fantastic group picture and inevitable long cleanup the brothers and I returned to the house to watch the game and have some lunch. Sitting in the common room with calzones from Boomers and the game on the projector it felt just like old times and I didn’t want it to end. Upon leaving I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was returning again.
All in all this past weekend was nothing less than amazing. I was and continue to be so overwhelmed by all of the support I have received; from my family, close friends, and even the friends that I have yet to meet. I wouldn’t be in the same place I am today without it. I keep fighting for myself but more importantly for everyone around me and without a doubt will never stop.
Thank you all.