Priscilla: LIFE. Being alive brings me joy. Raising my family brings me joy. Writing brings me joy.
Priscilla: The car wreck that left me paralyzed was definitely a turning point and I had to decide my future. I could accept my injury and go on to live the normal life than I had planned, but do it sitting down. The other option was to close myself in and pity myself for what I had lost and miss out on everything wonderful and amazing life could still offer me. When I realized the only thing I lost was the ability to walk and feel below my waist, the choice was obvious.
Priscilla: I like people far to much to close myself in, and it's hard to feel sorry for yourself when you spend time around other people. There will always be someone or something that makes you grateful for the life you have, no matter how bad it may seem.
Priscilla: I didn't let the chair hold me back. I knew I was still beautiful and sexy and had so much to offer. I met my husband and we have been happily married for 12.5 years and have 3 beautiful babies. Well, they aren;t babies anymore. They are now 4,7, and 10.
Priscilla: I learned that life is just that. Life. Everyone wants to love and be loved. We all go about it different ways and we can all either love our life or hate it. I chose to love mine
Priscilla: I choose Joy by living and loving my life and sharing it with other people. There are so many newly injured people every day and they don't know how they will live life again. I do my best to show them that anything is possible. I feel like my answers are so short and simple but for me it really is. I made a choice and I live it. Simply. Now it's not easy everyday but I just remind myself over and over what could have been and I remember. Joy. Happy. Life.
TJB: Priscilla, thanks so much for being a part of this series. Your willingness to be happy and love life is such a breath of fresh air. You can catch up with Priscilla at any of the places below.