Monday, February 23, 2009

My Damaged Self Esteem

This morning I had to take Evan into the see the orthotist to get new AFO's (short leg braces) made. He broke one of them rolling over it with his power wheelchair. Anyway, we are driving along listening to the wonderful CD that Rachel made for me for Christmas. It has songs on it that our family members told her remind them of me. We are listening to Jamie O'Neal's "Somebody's Hero" and Evan asks, "Why does this song remind somebody of you???" OUCH!!! Thanks very much Evan.

So, we have a little discussion about what makes someone a hero. Dr. Rinsky is Evan's hero, because he performed his spinal fusion and thus no more horrible back brace to wear. I hold Dr. Rinsky in high esteem, so I think that is a pretty good choice.

But, I can't leave well enough alone. Then I ask Evan if he could at least look up to me a little bit. He replies "UMMMMM" Then after a very long silence, he says. "I thought I was suppose to look up to Jesus Christ." Well, yes, "that's true", I say. Not, that I can even compete with that!!

So, anyway, the bottom line is, that to Evan I'm just the lady that "drives him nuts telling him to problem solve". It's so nice to be loved and appreciated!!

7 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh my! What a spin on things! I think your self esteem will rise with the greater depth of the occassion. ;)

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Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You KNOW how wonderful you are. If you don't then I'll tell you. But...that said, it's nice to hear, especially from your own kids that YOU WOULD WALK THROUGH FIRE FOR. Oh, well. What else is new?

You are wonderful.

Aprilyn said...

I love and appreciate you Cindy. I think your older kids do too. Evan will get there someday. :) At least he knows that Jesus should be his hero!

Cindy said...

Oh, it's really okay. I think it is more funny than anything else!! It's just Evan!!

Catherine said...

You're coming imediately after Jesus Christ ! Not bad ! I would be flattered !

Katie said...

LOL! That was so funny! You are my hero mom! Of course Evan is my hero too!

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