My Life Doesn’t Look Anything Like I Imagined It 5 1/2 Years Ago…

…But that’s ok, because God’s got this! 💗

In my apartment, I have several plaques and pictures with various parts of scripture written on them. One of them is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

For those that know my story or have been following it from afar, you’ll know that faith has been the only thing that has pulled my family, our close friends, and I through some of my dangerous, life-threatening, and just plain scary moments. It has also bought us to some very exciting moments, fun adventures despite everything, and lifelong friends I would never have met otherwise.

My entire outlook on life has changed. I’m NOT invincible. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Heck, I may go to bed tonight and not wake up for days because of my dysfunctional body. I may not wake up at all. That goes for everyone of us. Healthy or chronically ill.

I strive to tell everyone that means a lot to me (when it’s appropriate) that I love them, because you never know what will happen in between the time that you last see them and if/when you’ll see one another again in an earthly life and I always try to go to bed without being angry at someone. All because I don’t know if I’ll ever talk to them again.

My education is important, so that I why I’m pushing so hard toward my Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications (Concentrating on the Health Sciences) and my minor in the Administration of Justice. No one can take my education away from me. It’s intangible, yet tangible.

I also balance my wildly fluctuating health with a variety of different daily medications, as-needed medications, and supplements. Exercise is another important component. Being wheelchair bound, you have to have a strong core and exercise helps with that.

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