As a Dad and parent carer, there are many times when I let circumstances and the uncertain future of our son get the better of me and I lose focus on what is important.
Once essential planning has been put in place, I should worry less about the future, it hasn’t happened yet, and with life, there are many unknown twists and turns that will dictate how that future turns out. The past, well it has happened, it can’t be changed, so why spend time worrying about it. It would be fantastic to look back from time to time on memories that are packed with moments of fun and laughter. Those memories can only be created if we focus on the present. Why is it called the ‘Present’ …. because it’s a gift. A gift of life, that is yours to do make as exciting and wonderful as you can make it. Living every minute we are blessed with. I was reminded of this recently as we struggled with new information. That information was expected, but I had allowed all the uncertainties to rise to the surface instead of accepting a moment in time where information had to be acknowledged, had arrived.
I need to thank close friends who have always supported us, for reminding me of this.
We enjoy our wheel walking and there are some fabulous places that increasingly I have believed they are less accessible to our sons wheelchair than they should be. No more. I have found a wheelchair that has larger pneumatic tyres allowing more comfortable ‘off road’ usage. Adding to this, a marvellous invention from the USA called a “Freewheel” all terrain add on, this allows the smaller front casters to be raised off the ground on this single larger wheel and greater access can be gained.
So, no matter if the ground is cobbled or covered in snow (within reason), across fields and parks, or even along the shoreline on coastal walks, I thought were behind us, we are setting up a schedule to enable our son to experience more of the great outdoors and capture photographs of us picnicking … well everywhere.
I’ll update you on our journeys when the new chair and wheel has arrived, and thank you, for supporting us 🙂