Often people ask me when it was that I came to accept this trial in my life. They want to know when I experienced a “turning point” and became okay with being in a wheelchair. I think most people want to know when they will “be okay” with their own hard trials, but really, I don’t have an exact moment when I suddenly became fine with being paralyzed. It has been an ongoing struggle, complicated with life’s other challenges. However, I do have a moment where I was told that all of my trials, which seemed insurmountable and overwhelming at the time, were actually blessings. It has been a long road in understanding this at a deeper level and how this could be true. But now, many years later, I can confidently, well, at least more confidently, say that it really is.