Monday, May 23, 2011

Starting Out..

As I was growing up I never realized how strong of a person that I was until being strong was my only option. At the age of four I was diagnosed with a condition called Scleroderma. Luckily for me, I have it in my face and although you may assume I must have had a pretty rough time growing up with this, I have had my mother along my side the entire journey. With my mother being my side, it has made me a stronger and the best person I could possibly be.
            My mom did not always have an easy childhood and she is no where near perfect. The one thing that my mother does have though is a positive outlook on life. Whether things seem impossible to concur or everything seems to fall apart she always makes the best out of it. I have been put in so many positions growing up where all that I wanted to do was give up, many moments where I could have just broken down and cried, but having a mother like mine has helped me through all those obstacles I faced. My mom is such a strong person and she has taught me to be strong as well.
            She is the main reason why I had turned down plastic surgery. I realized that I do not care how others perceive the way I look, because I am who I am. If my mom had not have been there for me every moment of my life then I believe I would have a different outlook on my life and I feel as if I would want to change to please other people. Always saying “if I could trade places with you, I would in a heartbeat” my mother is an amazing lady. But after so many times of hearing that it dawned on me that I would never trade places with anyone in this world because I love the person that I am and what I am soon to become. Having this condition was pure luck, but having the wonderful mom that I have was the best thing that ever happened to me.
            So through all of the doctor appointments and moments where I wanted to just break down I am so fortunate to have someone stick by my side to pick me up when I am down. Thanks to my mother, I am a wonderful, strong, smart and independent young woman, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

So let's start from the beginning..

11 comments:

Marilyn said...

Angela, I am glad you see yourself the way that the people who love you do. You have been through so much (more than I could possibly understand) and you stay strong and confident and live your life as if there is nothing wrong (and you should because you are wonderful and beautiful and deserve everything good in life!) Keep your head up girl! You will go far with the positive attitude that you have on your shoulders!

Misty said...

I love you Angela
<3 Misty

mom said...

Well reading your blog its funny because all the wonderful things you said about me I feel the same way about you! You have made me a stronger person because when you see your child have something going on in their life that can't be changed "we" have 2 choices....feel sorry for ourselves or grab our boots by the strap and keep on keeping on:) And in your own right you are a beautiful,funny,witty,smart kid! I'm just glad God choose ME to be a part of your amazing jouney which I know will take you far! And just remember you can walk,run,see,talk,hear.....you amaze me everyday:) everyone has something that is not "perfect"......I love you and that the good lord he trusted me with someone as great as you! I Love you so much:)

Angela said...
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Anonymous said...

Angela, You have inspired me on so many levels. Your mother must be so proud of the young lady you are. Love you muncho!!

~~Mom #2~~~Leticia

Angela said...

i'm glad! that's what i like to hear! i love you all :)

Ashlee said...

awh, this is so cute. love you angela!

Angela said...

thank you! i'll be starting from the very beginning of what happened on my next post :) keep up with me!

Selena said...

I love you ang, and i love that your SO strong. (:

caitlyn said...

I love you. You're so amazingly strong and I'm glad I got to meet you angela

Mohanguse said...

hey.. she called you ang..
lol
:D