Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pushing Through Can Bring Happiness…by Parker

Today I woke up and it was just like any other morning. I lay in bed for a while in pain wondering if I could get up. I went to eat breakfast and my teeth and jaw were killing me so I just pushed through it. Then I had to take a shower and the water was cold. Normally when I get out of the shower, I get in the bathtub with Epson salt to relax my body; but this time I couldn’t do it because I had class and I was running late.

After my class, I was too tired for a bath; so I took a nap. Then things got even worse my mom had to wake me up to go to O.T.  When I woke up, I was crying in pain. I walked into O.T. in tears.   My O.T. began to test my range of motion while trying to cheer me up.   

O.T. was hard today but when it was over I felt a little better. When I got home, I had to do math… so I was prepared and tried to get into my virtual school but they updated the software, so I had to reschedule.  I downloaded the software and it took a lot less time than I thought.   I called my virtual teacher back but she was already busy so she told me another assignment I could do independently. I did it and felt really good about myself.

This morning when I woke up I didn’t even want get out of bed but by the end of the day I was happy and feeling O.K.  So do you want to know how I do it?  Well, it’s all because of my mom. If my mom didn’t wake me up and encourage me, I would not have gone to O.T. and wouldn’t be happier. And throughout all this, she was by my side cheering me on.  So my advice to you… never under estimate the power of family and always keep them close to you.


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  2. Parker, you make every body who knows you proud. But this must be a special boost of spirit for your mom... and she certainly deserves it!
    And thank you for your post... because I know it's probably hard to wake you up, and make you get up when you are in pain. But it's great to know that you feel better after pushing through... Maya Angelou said this and it makes me think of you and your whole family on your journey... "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” Even on the bad days, you are never defeated Parker!!!You always keep pounding!

  3. Parker, you are amazing.
    (Your mom is pretty fantastic, too.)
    -sarah (A JA Mom)

  4. So brilliantly said, Parker! Your words touched my heart and confirmed what I always knew - you and your mom are absolutely AWESOME!! Your "never give up" attitude inspires us all!