“So this is what you meant
When you said that you were spent
And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit
Right to the top
Don't hold back
Packing my bags and giving the academy a rain check...”
- "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons
This could have been the end of my story - but it’s not. As I sit here and write this, listening to a little Imagine Dragons, I am surrounded by mundane normalcy. Piles of clothes sorted into darks, lights, and whites adorn my laundry room. I have carpools to drive, dinners to plan, and schedules to arrange. Bath time, homework, date nights, girls' nights, and emails to answer wait for me, as well. I have two amazing little girls, a fabulous family, and great friends, after all - and a wonderful husband who sometimes needs help with all these things, too (although buddy won’t usually admit it… ;) ).
|Our little family at a recent wedding|
I hold it in. I count the days. I try so hard to JUST. GET. THROUGH.
“Will she ever walk again???”
“One day, there will be ‘bionics’…”
”Do you believe in miracles? I do.”
That last quote is comprised of words that were spoken by Dr. Ben Carson, during a conversation in my hospital room as he spoke with my family and me about what had transpired on September 28th, 1989. He is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at a world-reknowned hospital in Baltimore, a position he has held since 1984 (at the age of 33). He is the youngest doctor to be appointed to such a position in the history of the hospital.