I often find myself wondering about my future. Where will I be in five years? Twenty years? Will I have a family of my own? Will I ever walk again?
Questions like that dart through my mind everyday, and I don’t seem to have the answers to them. As I deal with this unnerving uncertainty, I look towards the future with determination and courage. The future may be out of my hands, but I choose the path that will lead me to a life of success and happiness.
I may be traveling that path with the help of an electric wheelchair, but it’s not going to keep me from my hopes and dreams. I didn’t choose to be paralyzed from the neck down, but I did choose to not let the paralysis control my life. If I can’t predict the future, I can hope for a good life.
If I can’t write, I will speak.
If I can’t walk, I will roll.
I don’t know what will happen in five years, or 20 years. I don’t know if I will have a family of my own. I don’t know if I will ever walk again. But I do know that I am living the life I chose, and that’s fine with me.