I'm the one who cries at Hallmark commercials, old photos and movies, and tears usually run down my face when I'm listening to friends tell me about things that they're going through that's upsetting to them. However, I sat there with a smile on my face as I watched all the love that was surrounding this man. It was priceless. It was almost as if the party was for him and not the little boy.
Life goes by so quickly. We often forget how important family and friends are. We take it for granted that we will be meeting up with them at another time. We don't usually wonder what if this was the very last time we're going to see this person. We only wonder this when we find out that someone is terminally ill. Perhaps hearing that kind of news, as devastating as it is to hear it, is a blessing because you get the chance to show how much you love that person more than you ever had before.
With all the aches and pains I get, at least I know that I'm not terminally I'll. What I witnessed this afternoon has made me realize how living with Dystonia isn't that bad. It also made me realize how much I love and appreciate my friends and family!