And I mean, NOTHING.... Not Epidermolysis Bullosa, not the swine flu, and definitely not the inability to use my hands!
See, just typing this blog with two fingers is proof enough. I can't afford to have a disability in my hectic life! My family needs me, I need me!
I used to go about feeling sorry for myself every once and a while, coveting so-and-so's new whatever, wishing my life was like ____ (fill in the blank). But, what good does that do?!
There are legless kids who run races, and triplet mommies and kids who sell lemonade, and women running three marathons in a month to raise money and awareness for cancer. There are kids who are 6 years old taking care of their 3 year old siblings because their parents are drunk. There are elders who have lost every one of their family members who spend their days volunteering at daycares. There are mother's who have lost their children and children who have lost their momthers. They don't have time to feel sorry for themselves...they don't stop living, so why should I?
I don't have function in my hands, am still wheelchair dependent, and by tomorrow, may not be able to wipe my own butt! (It's funny, come on!) (Seriously, it is!)
But, I still managed to make these for my cousin's baby. Baby's in our family need mukluks mam! I still have use of my teeth, and for those of you who don't know, these are handsewn stitch by stitch using a skin sewing needle, mouton, leather and 39 year old sealskin.
Sure it took me five times as long and the stitches weren't as tight as usual, but who cares?!
I hope they keep him warm for at least a month...and when they get too small. I'll teach his mom how to make him more.
What have you done lately!? :)