By Vicky Page
I admit that I never learned much about love. I mean the love of your family comes easy for some of us, they’ve known you since you were a little kid. Most have played with you, laughed with you changed your diapers and fought with you but still managed to adore you anyway.
Even some friendships come easily for me. I meet people and I just click with them so easily, it’s like we’ve shared bologna sandwiches and secrets all of our lives.
|Author, Vicky Page|
The one thing I never fully grasped the concept of is romantic love. I grew up with Cerebral Palsy causing tight muscles and without peripheral vision. (I can’t see out of the sides of my eyes.) I have been in a wheelchair since I was five years old. When I grew into that dating age, my former girlfriends wanted nothing to do with a girl who looked so different than them. I was the only female in a wheelchair in my grade.The boys never gave me a second glance.
So my loving parents and sister told me to be the best person that I could despite these setbacks. My father and teachers tutored me though high school, helping me to pass my classes. My mother and sister helped out with tutoring in college too. Mostly though, this life left little time for any foraying into the social world of dating. I’ve never even been around the bases. Most people have been to the kissing part or at least the hand holding part but I haven’t even been there,