My self esteem never fully recovered either if I want to be completely brutally
The other day, I had to blow the whistle in the cafeteria at work. And when I say 'blow the whistle" I, literally, mean I blew a whistle to get the kids attention. Later I had a boy ask me why "my face gets all squinty and my eye looks all weird.". Hmmmm, I can't say that I have ever blown a whistle in front of the mirror so I couldn't tell him how I looked. However, I did explain my paralysis to him. And I was surprised to find that he was completely excepting of it. His response was to tell me that it would have been cooler if I my face had been paralyzed in a car accident. Which was pretty tame of him, knowing the personality I was dealing with. I responded with, "It would have been cooler to not be paralyzed at all but I deal with it."
Anyway, long story short, my point is that it could be pretty easy to be down on myself about the way my face is. But I choose to look at it like this.....
Just me. :o) A 32 year old friend, daughter, and wife. And the mom to the most amazing girly. Who likes to put flowers in my hair.