I have so many items in "My Items" list. When it came to figuring out which items should go on my wishlist, I was stumped. I had to go look for all new items. Sure, it would be nice to own Louis Vitton and Vera Wang, but what I really want is finally the same as what I really need.
I spent my whole life getting picked on, judged, fired, misunderstood and excluded due to my disabilities. That is still the life I live today. What makes it worth enduring are my children. They are not old enough to know the prejudices that this world has to offer. They only know home.
My husband works all day to be sure our kids have the material things they need. I run all the errands and manage the meals and chores for them just fine. It would be nice to have one or two things that durable, versatile and helpful. It will make it easier for me to care for myself so that I can care for my kids without as much pain or difficulty.
I have Fibromyalgia, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, painful bunions and starting to experience nerve damage. We have a very tight budget. I included things on this list that I have either never had and can't afford. They are also small items that will do the most good while taking up the least amount of space and money.
My goal is to prevent my condition from getting worse. I want to maintain what good health I do have so that, at the least, I can continue to care for our kids very well. I enjoy being a stay at home mother. It's a role that came about due to health problems and tradition but I find that it allows me to know my kids better and to use my art to help teach them.
I believe that just because you are disabled, that doesn't mean you can't look your best and be fabulous. If I am able to work from home for a higher profit one day, I will continue to get the things I need to make life much easier for myself so that I can continue taking good care of my kids.
On a good physical day, I am very crafty and can make many things we need for the home and family. I was sure to leave out anything I could make on my own or buy cheaply in a local dollar store. Making my own clothes is very challenging for me but I can do it if I really try and I have done it before. I have also had corrective athletic shoes. I am lucky to have that option. One thing I am hoping for is some nice walking and dress up shoes. I am tried of wearing sneakers with my good Sunday dresses.
I have plenty of friends who are low income and also wear a lot of the same shoes with all their outfits. They don't have great pillows and comfortable furniture. I would be very lucky to get those things and would one day figure out a way to "Pay it Forward" as they say. My family comes first but helping friends and others in the community is another passion of mine. :)