Just a bump in the road…
When someone does sustain severe head-trauma, many times, they can go on to lead fairly “normal” and productive lives. When I had my first car wreck, I suffered two epidural hematomas, or blood-clots on the surface of my brain. The swelling forced my brain against the right side of my skull, and therefore I was paralyzed on the left side of my body. Thankfully, I regained fine and gross motor control of that side. However, I still have a funny walk. It’s been like this since I relearned how to walk, but I only became aware of it when a former employer of mine said, “Mark, your left foot kinda looks like it’s not sure where to go when you walk.”
I graciously explained that it was because I had to relearn how to walk, but he hurt my feelings–I became self-conscious about walking, etc…But I digress…
Recently Mutual of Omaha has come out with a commercial which really speaks to me. It’s the one which features the guy talking about losing his leg. He thought something like, “My life is over, what will I do now?” Go here to watch the video.
And for a while, that’s where I was. Within the past couple of years, I have decided that it is God’s will to have me help others who have acquired brain injury. It’s my Purpose for being on this world and surviving something so horrible that virtually no one expected me to be able to maintain a “normal” life.
While the circumstances surrounding you or your loved-one may seem like they are an insurmountable wall in the road, really it’s nothing more than a bump in the road. You will find the strength and determination to overcome whatever obstacle is in your way.
That was my Aha Moment. What is yours?