Things have been really bad for Lizze lately, especially pain-wise. She’s having to use her cane all the time now. However, she wanted to go with me to the grocery store, especially since my Mom was going to watch the boys for a little while.
When we got to the store, her pain was so bad after the first few minutes that she was in tears.
We had discussed her using a motorized scooter that Giant Eagle offers but she wasn’t comfortable doing that and was honestly too embarrassed.
Lizze told me to finish shopping and she would just make her way out to the car and wait. I wanted to walk her out but she said she would be fine and I’ve learned over the years to respect her wishes, that she’ll ask for help if she needs it.
As I was finishing up, I ran into Lizze. She was driving the little scooter thing.
I was so happy to see her. I’m also proud of her that she swallowed her pride and did what she needed to do.
I asked her why she changed her mind and she told me that she’s friends with a young woman that deals with much of the same challenges she faces. This girl was in a wheelchair chair at 17 and needs a walker. Lizze decide that if her friend can do it, so can she.
While I don’t know this person, I want to say thank you for being a source of inspiration for my wife. 🙂
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