TO: Men all over the planet
RE: You DO like me…
DATE: June 23, 2010
Oh, hi, boys! I recently sat flipping through my old journals. I immediately stopped when I got to a particular entry. It was from sometime during my high school heyday and my teenage self matter-of-factly wrote something along the lines of:
Guys just don’t like girls in wheelchairs. Or with any sort of disability, it seems.
But, as you all know, I am a much wiser woman now. And I feel I do owe you a bit more credit. Or at the very least, a little apology. You see, boys, I used to be so focused on you liking me in that romantic, flowers-and-candy-and-butterflies sort of way that I grew a bit oblivious to one key fact: You DO like me. Romantic or not, looking back now, there have been quite a few of you who have accepted me for me, disability, scars, wheelchair – the whole package, no pun intended.
So as a sort of apology/tribute (that’s not too stalkerish-sounding, is it…?), I combed my recent texts and facebook messages for the Best of the Best. The awesome messages from you. Here’s the witty things you’ve had to say:
*It was nice to see you too today. Good luck and I really liked your blog. I am honored to have made you feel better.
*I am so pumped that my head is about to explode…
*I’ve been….introspective I guess. Pensive maybe. The pen is mightier than the sword. If you were to carry a sword on a daily basis, what kind would you carry? I would probably carry one of those big old school curved Arabian swords…Kora swords or whatever they are called. I think that would be pretty stylish.
*I would just say be who you are because you’re almost guaranteed to find a guy at some point that loves all the benefits about you.
*Don’t let a disability discourage you from finding someone. Really, love can only come to those who do not look for it. Love will find you. And that’s really what you want to have. Not someone who may fake how they feel or don’t fully appreciate what you have to offer.
*Thank you kindly! and I suppose I am quite the imposing figure. lol 🙂 I do like your new pic. and really, as long as you don’t get licorice, vomit, dirt, or grass flavor, you can’t go wrong with the jelly belly wheel!! lol, very nice picture.
*So everyone learned this week that Melissa is annoying. hahahahahaha 😉
*Yeah and the Klonopin must be preventing you from making an actual good comeback.
Oh, don’t worry, boys. I have plenty more in my archives. Look for another installment next week. Because, really, in end, boys, you do make me smile. And for that, this redhead, awkward girl is forever grateful. xoxo
[Photos via Audrey Hepburn Complex]