Just Hold On Tight …

One of my real frustrations with my vision change, is that if I put something in front of me, I can’t have it moved….not even a hand away (if you can envision that).

It’s one of the adjustments that my family works with.
I guess that’s why I look at life as being too short,
and to take one day at a time!

One night, one of my girls became sad because she noticed the change in my vision, when I didn’t realize something was RIGHT THERE. I stopped what I was doing, and I took her in my arms.
We both cried. Together. For a good time.
I told her it was okay to cry, and to cry with me.
I told her that it’s good to let the emotions out.
And to talk about it, rather than keeping it all bottled in.

I told her in a soothing voice, that even though it’s sad, my vision will only continue to worsen over time, and we just have to be strong. And to be there for each other.
I’ve told this to all three of my girls.

On my wedding day, I asked my DJ, if he could please play a song for me and my girls…It’s by Bruno Mars “Count on Me”.
In this picture, we just danced and hugged to that song, which still tears me up to this day when thinking about it.
The lyrics totally describe what I am for my girls.

I will always be there for my girls, whatever the challenge may be.
I will enjoy what I can TODAY, and just let them know I love them, every single day.
Even if we get upset sometimes.
Even when we laugh.
And even when we cry.
Life is life. And life is precious.

And you know what?
Even though I can be sensitive and worry about every little thing,
I know that I have been, can be, and will continue to be, strong.
For my girls. And for my family and friends.
Especially with all the love I have coming from them!

So…I turned one of my poems (Just Hold On Tight) into a video, and you can find it on my YouTube Channel at this link:

Have a listen if you get a chance. I wrote this after that episode that night.

Remember. Be grateful for what you do have in life.
Be grateful for what is right in front of you.
Everyone has their own thing, their own story.
And each person is dealing with it the best way they can.
Just let the people know how much you love them, and how much you are so thankful for their presence and the things they do, to keep you going.

My girls, my family…they’re my inspiration! ❤️
What’s yours?!

Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…

Sandra Scala

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