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An amazing moment

I had been wanting a spot to go and be alone with God for a while.  One day in June, shortly after my end of year show, I found a secluded spot in the woods that I could get to via a path that has been made in recent years. I started going every day, and then one day in September something amazing happened.

But let  me back up a minute...
Over the last few years I have been asked many times if I remember anything from the time I was dead during my trauma. I had always answered "no," because who remembers something that happened when they were 14 months old.

On this particular day in September, at my special spot, during my special time with God, the sky was a brilliant blue, the air was warm, and the trees were just starting to turn to their fall colours.There's a pine tree close to a lake and from my perspective it seemed taller than the other trees around. I looked up at this tree as I sat and prayed.

That's when the amazing thing happened. The tre…

A new beginning part 2

Have you ever had ideas of thing you want to do 5, 10, 15 years down the road? Have you ever sat down and written those goals out to refer back to at a later date?

This journey I'm setting out on called Lifetime Networks has made me start to think about what want to pursue in life and list the goals I have for my life.


A trip of a lifetime

I get asked a lot what I did over the summer. A lot of people react with surprise when I tell that we spent a week in Kentucky. So, why did we choose this former slave state in the middle of the U. S? I mean, come on, Kentucky's not exactly famous for anything, or is it?

It all started when a good friend of my mother's visited The Creation Museum with her family a few years ago. Built by Answers in Genesis, an apologetic ministry; the Creation Museum brings the gospel to life as people walk though the Bible beginning with Genesis 1:1. Complete with a planetarium, and beautiful outdoor gardens, the Creation Museum is definitely something you want on your bucket list!!

The museum goes though the 7 C's as pictured above. I was impressed with the signage. They were both easy to read and thought provoking. Though this museum and other YouTube videos Mom and I have watched since getting back, I have come to realize it takes just as much faith to believe in Evolution as it does…

Mixed feelings

As most of you know, we are leaving for Kentucky today! I am so excited to go and see everything. I love traveling to new  places and seeing new sites. Mom's got quite the itinerary planned.

However, traveling with Puppy doesn't go so well. He hates the car, hotels are a pain, it'll be hot (42 degrees C.)  I dropped him off at the sitters last night. They've looked after him before so it was encouraging to see him run to where they keep his water dish; unfortunately it wasn't down yet! Leaving him was easier than I thought it would be.

I missed him most in bed last night. My legs are used to having him against them so were rather jumpy last night. I didn't get much sleep. Oh well I can rest in the car, I probably won't sleep but you never know.

Time is ticking. It's almost time to go on another adventure. I will miss my baby boy, I feel like I'm missing my right arm or something without him. But I will have a good time and he'll have a good time…

A new begining part 1

A lot of people view September as a new season of life or a new beginning. It's the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year for children. Others look at the New Year as that new beginning, setting New Year's Resolutions. but a new season or a new beginning can start anytime of the year.

Yesterday was one of those new beginnings for me. Awhile back I was at a fundraiser for an organization called Citizen Advocacy. While there, I heard  amazing testimony from a young man about a part of the organization called Lifetime Networks. I had heard of Lifetime Networks through one of my colleagues but had dismissed it thinking it was there to help a person with a disability move out of home and live on their own. I don't want that at this  stage of my life.

At the fundraiser the testimony was from a young man just like me. He didn't want to move out but he realized his mom couldn't be his full time caretaker anymore. Despite the fact that this young man had a d…


Mom, Anna-Lee and I used this video as a devotional the other day.  It is the philosophy of an Irish music group called Rend Collective.

I couldn't do it justice so turn your speakers on and put it to full screen and have a listen.

A solution

I hate change. Anyone who know me well is probably laughing right now at the truth of that statement. Things have been changing at an incredibly high speed around here for the last while.

My grandparents are downsizing and getting rid of stuff. They gave my sister a new bed from their place, in turn my sister's bed became my bed to replace my hospital bed that was falling apart. (Literally.)  I just got a new chair too.

This bed that my sister passed on to me used to be my bed before my Granny gave me the hospital bed after her friend passed away years ago. When we used the bed before, I was younger and lighter, I would park my chair in the corner and my Dad would just lift me into bed. Now, I'm too big for that.

We were having problems transferring to this bed as my chair couldn't get close enough to the bed as a result there was a gap between the bed and the chair that made me feel unsafe transferring, which in turn led to my orientation flying off to never never land, w…

A question

Last week my French teacher asked me a question. "Looking at your life up to this point, what thing amazes you the most?" (Monica paraphrase)  As we do each week, he sent it to me by email and gave me the week to think about it.

There are a couple things  I could have answered with, and all would have been equally valid and true. My answer, however, was simple. "I'm alive." I don't think my teacher was expecting that answer.

But it's true and it's amazing and it's God.

I mean, come on. Even the doctors and nurses who saw me in the hospital say I shouldn't be alive, shouldn't know my parents, shouldn't be doing ANY of what I'm doing today.

It will be 24 years in June since the trauma that turned our lives, my life upside down. Do I wish that it had never happened? No, not really. Sometimes I do wish my body would do what it's meant to, but honestly I have rubbed shoulders with people who I never would have met otherwise.

I am happy…