Saturday, February 27, 2010
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun"
Lucas wants to master the unicycle, despite his frustration. When I think how we seriously considered taking him off of life support at the ripe old age of five months, many small situations in life become meaningful moments that would otherwise pass by. As a baby, he underwent two open-heart surgeries, was ventilator dependant and eating from a feeding tube. His start was a fragile, bleak struggle. When I flashback to his first year, how can I not be thrilled over a simple unicycle attempt? Can you imagine the mess I will be at his high school graduation or wedding?
I defer to Katherine Hepburn who said “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Not a scratch was made (this time) and I stand by my decision to embrace any dents that come with this joyful, simple experience.