What I want you to remember...

Today I want to share with you a letter revealing many of the inner thoughts and frustrations of those I help. So many of us can relate...

Dear Son,

I want you to remember the fun we have playing in our backyard. I hope you can close your eyes and hear the giggles. The games of tag. Of sharks and minnows. How you always want to win the race.

I pray you remember when you fell down, you always hopped up and kept charging on. Or, if it was too hard of a fall, you asked for a hand or a hug. I'm always here to support you. I always will be. I'm your biggest cheerleader.  Biggest fan.

These are the days. The days I will remember forever. The days I dreamt of before you were born. Teaching you about life as we play. Showing you how to cope when it doesn't go your way. 

I pray my coping is good enough. That you don't notice the days I run a little slower. The days I limp a little more. How kneeling at the tub has always been painful on my knee.

I want to sit and play on the floor. I find myself holding back, because it hurts. My knee. It's something I have dealt with. Hid. And try not to let you see.

I don't talk about it. I want you to see me as strong. Powerful. Unstoppable. I want you to remember the hikes, runs and playground time. Not me being unable. Unable to the be parent I want to be. Dreamt of being. The parent I'm determined to be.

Son, I give it my all. Every day. I finish on empty. Some days hurting more than others. But I do it for you. And I will do it a million times over again. Because you deserve it.

I want you to have the best. So I give the best of myself. Guiding, coaching, holding your hand through life. I will show you how to be strong. Powerful. Unstoppable.

And...I promise to you. If I need to ask for help I'll be strong enough to ask. Even if it's just for my knee.

Love you to the moon and back.

 

My mission of founding Athletity is to help you push beyond physical limitations to truly live life. These are the most important parts of life. Don't let life pass by too fast without stopping to enjoy the journey along the way. You are strong. Powerful. Unstoppable.

If anything is holding you back, reach out. Let's chat.

 

Dr. Shari, Physical Therapist