I'm still having a very hard time convincing Ronnie he is capable of more - capable of independence - capable of achieving a life of normalcy despite being in a wheelchair. Talking to him about it doesn't seem to work, so I decided to have him do some things he probably had never thought of doing. Maybe if I can string enough of those things together, he will finally understand that he won't need someone to take care of him for the rest of his life.
This past weekend, he worked on sweeping off our basketball court and watering our plants. Sometimes he has to figure out new ways of doing things, but so far he always has.
He's got a ways to go to find that belief in himself, but I know he will get there!