I have been paralyzed for more than 35 years and never thought I'd live this long or experience life in full color, ranging from the darkest of storms to the richness of a rainbow.
I never thought I'd have children, let alone grandchildren. Both are a joy to have, but the experiences are different.
With our own children, my wife Maggie and I felt the sense of excitement and joy, but also the deep sense of responsibility. We also had new responsibilities other than ourselves as there were two other members of
our household that we had to feed, clothe, nurture, educate and guide. Most parents feel this as well.