Thursday, May 6, 2010
My older daughter woke up ill, though, and the appointment had to be rescheduled.
I'm okay with that, because I'm not hugely worked up over the results. I know if it was a stress fracture, the doctor would have called with that news.
(Yes, I was hoping for a stress fracture. I know, I know.)
I'm actually not that worried about the results in general because I had sort of an epiphany yesterday: my disability does not define me.
I've been letting it rule my life, this vision of myself as a person of mobility issues, my vision of myself as defective.
And the truth is that I am who I always was, walking or not.
I can't tell you what a huge breakthrough this is for me. I'm not defined by what I can no longer do.
Today, as I go about my day, I'm going to take special note of all the things I CAN do, all the ways I can love my family and friends, all the things that make me a unique and special person that have absolutely nothing to do with my inability to run.
Today, will you judge yourself by your limitations or by your potential?