I passed a bus stop the other day, as I drove by I realized it was the bus stop I'd dropped Zack off at (with friends) a few times to go to the beach on their own. I'm glad he was able to experience some independence. I'm happy he talked me into letting him fly to New Mexico on a plane for the 1st time (by himself @15 yrs old) to visit his good friend, who'd moved there.
Zack was the kid who learned to ride a 2 wheeler bike at 3 &1/2 years old, this included jumping off curbs! He saw his older neighbor & friend do it so of course he had to try. He said "mom take off my training wheels" I was just humoring him and told him it will take some practice. He said hurry take them off and off he went!
I sure miss somethings, I miss Zack's messy handwriting, the sound of him coming home, his strong hugs, him tickling his little siblings, watching him dirt bike ride, I miss him complaining he had to walk "all the way" home, I miss telling him to be careful, I miss him picking me up and embarrassing me, I miss him doing cannonballs into the pool and making sure I got splashed!
I'm still not use to words like paralyzed, quadriplegic, handicap or wheelchair assessable...I don't know I want to get used to those words.
Zack and I use to go skiing / snowboarding. 1st time he was 5 years old, I put him on skies and he starts down the hill he looks back at me and says "mom how do you go faster!?"
We have been awarded a scholarship to go to a adaptive ski school in Durango Colorado for 6 days! I'm excited and nervous, it will definitely be a new adventure. One thing I still get to see is Zack's beautiful Smile!
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