I do have to share one bad thing about my trip but this is the only low of the whole trip! While I was headed to Vegas on Thursday morning for my best friend Jennys Bachelorette with my mom and Liz, the women who was working said to me cant you stand still when I was going through security, and due to my HD I could not stand still. She mumbled to herself I guess not. Situations such as these were people are so clueless to people with disabilities is the entire reason why I blog and share my story with the world. People need to be aware simple as that.
With that situation at the airport I was not sure how my friends were going to treat me or act when I saw them. Jennys entire bridal party restored my faith in humanity and greatly helped my feelings of being lonely disappear! They treated me as the same person they have always known and loved. For the first time in a long time I felt like a young and crazy 24 year old. They treated me normal which made me feel normal. My syptomns were great becuase I was beyond happy and I kept up with my friends and partied all hours of the day. I was proud of myself as was my family and friends! I deeply needed that trip and feel like a new person! My words will never be enough for every thing the bridal party did
for me but thanks for making me feel like myself again.
On Thursday I got there in the afernoon and was so excited to see everyone! That day we did some shopping, and Jenny opened her lingerie gifts from us and we had champagne and cake. That night we went to an Italian restaurant and then the casino were we stayed at Ceasers. On Friday I went to breakfast with my mom and sister, then the bridal party went to the pool at Cosmo and got a cabana we had so much fun there we did not leave until 7 pm. That night we went to Mexican restaurant and then the Marque night club. We had so much fun at the Marque!! We danced and they sprayed confetti-it was just crazy. The Marque had my favorite sign in all of Vegas it said you not in Kansas anymore!! There were a few moments that night were I was dancing looking around at all my friends who are so supportive of me, and I felt completely fearles and invincible. I was so happy I almost cried. The next morning I went to breakfast with my mom and Liz. I met up with the bridal party and we went on this amazing Ferris wheel ride were we could see the whole city! then we sat by our pool at Ceasers and went to dinner at Tao.
When it was time to say bye to them I cried and cried, they did too, as did my mom and Liz who were beyond thankful for them making me happy. I told them I loved them and thanks for being so good to me which made us cry more.
I do want to be explicit and say I could not have gone without my mom and Liz who came to help me travel, and share a hotel with me so I could get sleep. They used their hard earned money so I could go to my best friends Bachlerottte Party because they knew I needed it. I will never be able to thank them enough and I love and appreciate them for it!
I had more fun and my symptoms were better than I could have ever imagined! On my hard days in Abington when I am feeling lonely I'm going to remember this trip and that I have the greatest Kansas friends. Even though we are 100s of miles away from eachother the friendships are just as strong as when I lived in Kansas and I love that.
Thanks to my mom, sister, and bridal party- I'm so grateful for each of you and love you,