Jeff and I were both surprised by the emotions as we watched our trailer leave the driveway.
Prior to the trailer we were limited to what we could do. Since Ryan abilities drastically changed at 13 , after his back surgery, we could no longer go anywhere that required an over night stay. So when we purchased the trailer 2 years ago we were excited to see how this might work.
I will never forget our first trip. We were heading to California and once we passed the Oregon/California border I felt freedom for Ryan! It was the first time Ryan traveled beyond our little area in over 5 years! Can you imagine? So it is no wonder we were both moved to tears seeing it leave. So many emotions and feelings , not from the trailer itself but what it represented. By thinking outside the box, being extremely creative, and a lot of work by Jeff to make it accessible, we were able to expand Ryan's world a little.
It was hard to see it leave but it helps to know that it went to another DMD family in our same situation. I hope they are able to enjoy it as much as we did and breath in a little freedom! BUT never fear. This is not the end of our adventures. Lets say the trailer was a "trial run", an opportunity to see that this can work for us.
So while this is not the end, lets say it is part 1. Stay tuned to see what part 2 of our adventure will be and where it will take us! I will be sharing more of that soon :)
A few pictures of our last trip in our Trailer. My dad and our boys all came up and camped with us at Whidbey Island.
One last time going up the ramp into the trailer.