It sat there for years.
I refused to use it.
Using it would affirm my inability to keep up; would make me different when all I wanted was sameness. It would make me look DISABLED.
I chose to miss out…on a lot…rather than appear disabled.
Time and disability march ever onward.
My disability, while never hidden, will no longer be unacknowledged or denied.
As I’ve said before, it now calls the shots.
The thing that I refused to use has now become my lifeline.
Today it got me out when I needed to be on the go.
As I moved down the street, I remembered when this would never have been an option.
Pride became gratitude today.
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