The Table

This might just look like any regular table but it's not. Why, you ask? Because I, Sarah Rodriguez, put this table together all by myself. It came in a box. I unloaded the parts and spread them out on the floor. I used a screwdriver for the first time in my life. It took me an hour and a half. I was frustrated beyond belief. There may have even been tears and my Dad might have had to re-tighten some of my screws at a later time. But all that is besides the point. I did it. I put the table together myself. What it really boils down to is I did something that my husband used to do for me. I no longer have the luxury of my big strong husband coming in to save the day. He was a master at putting things together. Took him no time at all. He never complained while doing it. It was easy for him. It's not easy for me. My Dad takes care of most of the "guy stuff" for me and I'm so grateful for that. But this was just one of those things that I had to do for myself. I had to conquer it myself. I had to learn to do something on my own. And even though it was not easy at the end of it I felt empowered. I know Joel would be so proud of me and that makes me happy. Milo was watching me the entire time. That makes me happy too. More and more I hope to do this. Become stronger, braver and more capable of doing things on my own from big to small. It may take me awhile but I will get there. Little by little. One screwdriver at a time.

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