What I Would Go Back And Tell Myself

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The day Olivia was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, is a day that is ingrained into my memory forever. It was the first time in my life that I experienced sudden shock and complete fear. If I could go back to that moment, I would go back and tell myself this:

This path wasn’t the one you thought you would be traveling on, but you are. I’m here to tell you that although you are headed for some tough crossings,  you will make it through. This path will test your faith, your courage and it will scare the hell out of you, but you will stay strong because along this path, you will also experience miraculous moments. You will experience beauty and love through the eyes of an exceptional child. A child that will inspire you through her incredible courage and determination. A child that will have the ability to touch people’s lives without ever saying a word. A child who from her first breath proved to be the bravest and strongest fighter you have ever known. A child who you will love so much, that you will want to celebrate her with the world. So….let go of the shock and of the fear you are holding, and embrace this beautiful child, this gift you have been blessed with and enjoy and appreciate today with her. Don’t look down the path any further than the one step you are about to take. You and her are going to be just fine…

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