Well, I turned 31 years old on Sunday October 14th. It was a pretty alright day, not much different than any other Sunday. We had our usual Sunday family dinner and I opened a few presents.
Having another birthday really made me reflect on where my life has been, where I thought it would be and where it actually is today. My life today is definitely not what I thought it would be. Six years ago, I was living on my own, I had a good job that paid pretty well that I actually enjoyed (most of the time) and I was loving life. After an awesome weekend in Lake Powell followed by a fun night in Wendover everything that I knew was turned upside down. As most of you know, I was in a car accident six years ago and have been cruising around in a wheelchair ever since. I spent three long months in the hospital recovering and doing physical and occupational therapy then after a long stay there I had to move back in with my parents which I never thought would happen. My parents have always been awesome but they have been especially great over these last six years, they kind of have to be...everyone knows that putting up with me isn't the easiest thing to do.
Enough of my sob story...most of the reflecting back on things the past few days has really made me realize how fortunate I am to have the family and extended family that I have. I could not ask for better parents, they do so much for me. My brother, sisters and their spouses are so awesome and my two nieces are amazing. I've been lucky enough to have everything that I needed and wanted growing up and now. Things that I considered a high priority six years ago really don't seem that important anymore and I figure that no matter how bad life seems at times, there is always someone in the world that is worse off than me.
Anyway, life is good (most of the time). :-)
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