Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Learning from the Innocent

socks from Taylor
I can no longer walk. My grandchildren have known me only in my Amigo scooter. When the grandkids were very young, each one of them, in their own time and in their own way, asked me why I couldn't walk. I did my best to explain to them about how MS results in less function. Not easy to explain to children. Not easy for children to understand.

Taylor, barely more than a toddler herself, was the first to offer to teach me to walk. She was so sure she could teach me, because it really isn't too difficult. She learned to walk, so surely I could learn, too, if only I would try. She wasn't one to give up, and we went through that scenario several times.

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