Often times I thought if I held on to hope of walking or hope of full recovery, that somehow I wasn’t accepting my disability completely. However, I have grown to learn that no one else can define acceptance except me. And I define that as living a very full life. From being a wife, a mother, to a painter, to the things that I love, just every day having a fulfilling life. To me that is acceptance. It’s to not let this injury keep me from doing things. Do I have hope? Absolutely. Why do I have hope? Because it makes me a better person, a happier person and a healthier person. So, yes, I believe that you can have hope in what’s to come and hope in what’s now. And accepting your abilities is all about cultivating a very happy and healthy life.
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