CFIDS Profile: Sandy
Originally published in Youth Allied
I miss opening pop cans
and waiting in
suspense to see if bubbly soda is going to spill over the top; being just a
little disappointed when it doesn't; and getting a "headache," mostly in my
nose, from drinking too much, too fast.
I miss frolicking at Disney World,
where people aren't allowed to have problems; the world is clean, friendly and
perfect; and entire stores are filled with beloved Disney characters that even
make grown-up kids grin with delight.
I miss going to Grandpa's farm and
the biggest strawberries right out of the berry patch; throwing the green tops
back on the ground; and ending up with red teeth from eating so many.
I miss waking up in the darkness of
Michigan's early hours; opening the front door and smelling the fresh morning
air; arriving at school with shoes that squeak on the tile after walking across
a dewy lawn and watching a beautiful sunrise during my first-hour class.
I miss running errands after school
Friday afternoon and catching a movie later that night; making definite plans
for the near future; and feeling truthful when the words "I'll see you there"
come out of my mouth.
But, most of all, I miss not knowing
difference between wanting to do something and being able to.