I have always been a hopeful person. I look forward, I plan and I can't wait for the next thing that I am looking forward to. So when you have hope you really have everything. My version of hope has changed now. I still look forward to finally getting our house in Arizona, to an upcoming trip, to the horse show next week, but I also hope for some different things.
It has been nearly 6 months since my fall off of the horse and that day I hoped I would walk again, which I am doing. I don't walk quite the same, but I hope one day to not feel like my right leg is like wood and I hope that my right foot will work the same way it did before. I hope that one day I will forget the metal in my back and just feel like I did before. I hope that I can live my life as I had planned. I hope that I don't need more surgery, that my back remains stable, and that my feet stop tingling. I still hope to ride as I had planned on my dream horse and to accomplish my riding dreams. Today I remain hopeful.