Friday, October 28, 2011

I WANT TO DRIVE!

I've been working on driving since January of last year. Its taking this long because we don't have $40,000. laying around to buy a hand controlled wheelchair accessible vehicle. So we have had to go to the state and ask them for help. They might be able to help out with some of it but in the meantime they have asked me to take an assessment to see what vehicle would fit me best. I had to take my open book learners test and that was so hard. Doing all that reading and studying I thought that my head was going to explode. I cant believe that I passed on the first try, I felt pretty smart. I now have to take 6 hrs. of driving school in a hand controlled vehicle. I'm so excited about that part. After that is done they will submit all the paper work into the state and they will say yes or no to helping me pay for half of the vehicle. I have felt like a prisoner in my own home. For the past 4yrs. I've had to rely on neighbors, family, and friends to drive the kids and I places. Thank goodness for all the good people in our lives. If it weren't for this accident I would not have met all these beautiful people in my life. I cant wait to drive my kids to school, games, mommy son and mommy daughter dates. Oh to have that freedom back will be so uplifting.

3 comments:

Wrightfamily said...

I am rooting for you Jacquie! I have been all along. You can do it.

PS. You look fabulous and so does your beautiful family.

The Quadrapalegic Mother of Six said...

Thank you for your support. I cant believe your reading my blog. you are so sweet, you always have been.

Marvis Carswell said...

So, it has been more than two years now since you started to work on your driving, Jacqueline. I’m impressed with your progress, so I’m hoping you didn’t have any problems afterwards. It’s also inspiring that you want to learn to drive to feel free and independent. That’s a very good reason to keep on improving every day. I wish you all the best! :)

Marvis Carswell