Thursday, May 16, 2013
Blog Every Day in May: Life is Cake from Here
For the most part, I had a fairly easy life growing up. That was due to having extraordinarily awesome parents. Even when we had very little money, my brother and I always felt like the richest kids on the planet. It was only very early on that I had problems, and I overcame most of them at a time before I can remember because of my parents. Any issues I still have lingering seem easy to overcome, knowing what I know from my childhood.
My biggest problem occurred when I was born. The doctors didn't think I would survive, and pumped me full of antibiotics. When that only served to make my condition worse, my mother took me home and nursed me back to health. My first three years of life were a challenge. I was very weak and fragile, and would vomit most food. A few times, I was so weak, I could not lift my head. At one point, I even stopped breathing, and my mother had to shake me to get me to breath again.
But I never would have known any of that had happened unless my mother had told me. She was always so amazed by my perseverance, always pushing myself to get to the next level, and it all started the day she brought me home.
These days, I get through any hardship by simply recognizing that it's not all that hard. After my dad got sick with a rare disease, suffering through great pain for two years, and was only the second person ever to survive the disease, I know that anything I may go through is easy in comparison. And I already went through my toughest moments in life in my first three years of life. Everything else has been a piece of cake.