We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
~ Joseph Campbell
It has been hard for me to realize that I will not have three children, two being sisters; I will not be that perfect mother always having dinner on the table at 6 p.m. sharp; I will not never yell at my children or never let them watch TV so I can get a few things done; I will not be the mother who has never been to Children's Hospital; I will not be the mother who can take a backseat to a child's education career and let them "figure it out as they go along".
I will be the mother who fights for what is right for her children; I will continue to be amazed at what a great brother Michael is to Brady, maybe because they are seven years apart; I will be the mother who is most knowledgeable about her son's medical condition because I have to be; I will be the mother who will be a support and friend to those who need it.
I will be the mother who has learned that the lives we were planning on having may not be the ones that are planned for us. It is hard to remember... but now that I am finally enlightened with this knowledge, I will be a better mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, person.