When you know, you know
I was out shopping yesterday (battling the snow and wind because I’m mad!) as usual Elise was getting a few stares but I was ok so it didn’t bother me to much. I saw a women walking towards me pushing her son in a wheelchair. We both look at each other kids then at each other and smiled.
No one spoke, no one stopped, but we had an understanding.
We both understood what it took to get out that day, to get to that point where going out like everyone else wasn’t as stressful as it used to be and to the point where you started to feel a little human and get the strength to face the world again.
The friends we’ve made
On the days I don’t feel like I can, I look to these people for that understanding and remember it’s just a bad day, and tomorrow I will put on my big girl pants again and smash it.
I will probably never see that women again but I wish you luck and hope that she has people around her who ‘get it’.
We are all in this together.
Christie’s Facebook page Elise Smashed It
See Christie’s other blog Thrown Into A World Of Cerebral Palsy
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I’m Christie, I am 29 and freaking out about the next big birthday!! I live with my daughter Elise, my step daughter Lucy and partner David. Elise has cerebral palsy. I have a facebook page 'Elise Smashed It.'