Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An Unlikely Superhero

Blogging Friends.... Did you know that it is Batman Day?! No? Neither did I until finding out!! Apparently the Dark Knight turned 75 years old today, hence why this date is dedicated to him!! Honestly? Batman was never truly my very favorite superhero. {But I loved Robin!!} However. Because I have an older brother, Batman was my first word!! True story, I'm afraid!! Anyhoo. In correlation to this being Batman Day, here is a superhero-themed Blog post!!

{Taken from my private Word document journal!! Some changes were made, as per usual!! It was written--for the most part!!--on July 20th!!}

I have often considered myself as somewhat of a superhero. Like an X-Men. By the way? I like Wolverine!! Oh, and Jubilee!! I have often considered my powers as being inborn, like Superman's. Because I am an alien!! I have often considered myself as not having been a self-created superhero, like Iron Man. No offense, Tony Stark!! However. I am an unlikely superhero. In more ways than one. According to my Blogging Friend, Robyn {Who founded TinySuperheroes!!} having been born with craniosynostosis, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome--therefore overcoming such severe birth defects--would qualify me as a superhero!! I like that!! As a matter of fact. My journey with folliculitis decalvans {And somehow maintaining an out of character, un-victimizing, positive attitude!!} might also, according to Robyn, qualify me as a superhero!! I like that!! And according to my Blogging Friend, Ellen {Who has a Beautifully Unique son with cerebral palsy named Max!!} my developmental delays, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and--yes--dreaded premature short-term memory loss, would qualify me as possessing superpowers!! I like that!! Today Michael {Who has at last accepted my probable furthermore hair loss!!} called me Ben--aka The Thing--because of his "bald head". To which I laughed!! "I'm The Thing!!" I exclaimed, a cockeyed smirk written on my face, "I love it!!" I then lowered my voice to a deeper man-like tone. "It's clobberin' time!!" I said. "We have something in common, The Thing and I," I added in my "normal" voice, "Neither one of us can hide the way we look. When I lose my hair and go bald, my hair won't grow back." I am The Thing!! So much for my superhero powers being inborn....





4 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Happy Batman Day to you. We had no idea there was even a day for the super hero and the likes.
Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for commenting, Friend!!
"We had no idea there was even a day for the super hero and the likes." Neither. Did. I!! ;op

Ruby said...

Oh.My.Word. This is hilarious!!! Totally made me smile. I am so touched by how you are taking this all in stride. You have such a positive attitude about it all.

Raelyn said...

Ruby....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Oh. My. Word. This is hilarious!!! Totally made me smile." I am glad to have made you laugh!! ;-D
"I am so touched by how you are taking this all in stride. You have such a positive attitude about it all." {As I write this two--two!!--singular strands of my hair has just randomly fallen off my head....} When I was a teenager in church Youth Group one of our interns, Joe K.--who truly impacted my Life!!--used to say this. "It's all God!!" That is my only logical explanation for how I am handling my journey with FD!! "It's all God!!" Because I should be throwing myself minor mood swing infused pity parties. I have every right to!! Correct?! I am most likely going to lose my freakin' hair!! I should be a weepy, depressed mess, not laughing and making jokes!! "It's all God!!".... ;op