Remembering to be thankful can be a challenge in and of itself, but being thankful for the hard things in life is even moreso. How can we show gratitude for things that cause us pain, that hurt our hearts and are seemingly so meaningless?
Therapy is for everyone. No matter if you think you need it or not, we are all human and have things we need to work through. Therapy is a wonderful, and for me, lifesaving tool.
The events of 2021 set in motion a domino-effect of transitions in my life, and transition is how I’ve come to define 2022. Becoming a Mrs. In October of 2021, the love of my life slipped an engagement ring onto my left hand. And six months later, I said “I do.” [So did he!]
My first braille Bible came a few volumes at a time. In the first box was the Gospel of Matthew and Acts of the Apostles. As they came box by box, my Bible filled up my bookshelf and at seven years old, I could read the Word of God for myself for the first time.
I am a Christian–a follower of Jesus Christ, and I am not ashamed. Many people see the word Christian and presume many things about me. Christians as a whole are stereotyped, categorized and presumed to be many things that they are not–a few of the more common presumptions being judgmental and close-minded.
Growing up around the Thanksgiving dinner table, when asked what I was thankful for this year, my disability was never on the list.
To God and my guide dog, Saint: Both of you know something that I want to know. But neither of you can tell me.
Please read A SILVER DOLLAR FOR DISABLED MARRIAGE, PART ONE: WHEN I SAID I DO, THE GOVERNMENT SAID WE DON’T HAVE TO ANYMORE before continuing. I got married. And with that, my husband and I prepared for a unique financial situation—the inevitable loss of my disability income.