A year ago to the date of this blog, my life changed drastically. The reality of a decision that I had made years earlier was forthcoming. It was perched on my front porch like a lazy summer day, reality was marching in, and fast.
What’s interesting is, I knew it was coming like a massive wind, and anything in its path would face destruction. The end results, not many could handle; or except. What happened to me would teach me a big lesson about the spirit that was always inside me.
My new devastation would become “my new normal”. You see, I’m a quadruple Amputee, as well as, one of a hand few that has had a complete buttocks removal. What happened to me, most would find extremely difficult to handle, but the spirit which I’ve always possessed allowed me to equip myself with the basic need of regaining control of my life again.
Everyday the challenge to learn the basic tasks that I once took for granted such as walking, bathing, and simply feeding myself have become my new valued, and short term goals. The hardest challenge I’ve had to endure , but I’m learning to accept and face has been people who don’t know me. Particularly those who stare, and are curious to know more about me, but their “fears” keep them from approaching me to learn the story behind what they see.
Children on the other hand, have a genuineness about themselves. They will ask. “what happened, what’s that” and some just simply cry. In their honesty they make me somehow mentally and physically stronger.
It occurred to me recently how I’d always moved at an extremely fast pace, so in a hurry never slowing down. Now It’s God’s new pace he sets for me, that I move to. It makes me love life and appreciate it all even more. What once took me 3 or 5 minutes to do simple tasks, now takes me 20 or 30 minutes to complete, I smile and say “thank you God” for this incredible journey.
So follow me in each monthly blog as I learn, adjust and appreciate this new normal life that God has allowed me to appreciate and accept. Positive blessings!