Kids grow up when we are not looking– that’s what I realized today.
It’s 1 : 09 PM on day 2710 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 13:4, read my brother’s project and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $7 481 only $5 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).
This morning I was reading my Life Orientation project and I came across this nugget of wisdom I feel if I don’t respect those who don’t respect me I will feel as if I am on the same level as them which is something I don’t want as this will deter me from my path of trying to build a positive relationship the boy is only seventeen and the fact that he already knows that absolutely BLEW MY MIND, made me SO PROUD and made me wonder how I missed the fact that he has grown up.
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert
It’s 1 : 00 PM on day 2706 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 13:34 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $7 431 only $5 069 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).
Today is my father’s birthday and although I know that public declarations of affections make him uncomfortable life is short and without him I literally wouldn’t be here so I’m going to make him uncomfortable just for today. Happy birthday daddy thank you for teaching me that there is magic in small acts of kindness. Your desire to empower inspires – I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you cannot turn anybody in need away I’m me because of the way you choose to live (I still remember a gardener showing up at our gate one morning and even though there was nothing for him to do you invented things for him to do just so he wouldn’t starve that day and you didn’t want to just give him the money because you wanted to give him the dignity of earning his wage [ as long as I live I will never ever forget that morning it touched my heart in such a profound way]).
It’s 1 : 25 PM on day 2701 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Matthew 11:28 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $7 431 only $5 069 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).
Recently I was sitting at this dining table working, I looked across it and suddenly I had flashbacks to sitting across from my gran holding her hand which ached more than I expected considering she’s been gone for almost three years I guess some aches never ease.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
– John 13:34-35
It’s 4 : 14 PM on day 2630 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 12:4 and spent time with family – this weekend is reserved for family work and the world can wait.
Yesterday in a beautiful ceremony we welcomed into the family Mrs. Shwetha Varghese, my cousin’s wife, I’m just so very happy I have a new person to love and to be loved by I have a feeling my new sister and I are going to get along famously.
“For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.” – Christina Rossetti
It’s 2: 37 PM on day 2567 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Habakkuk 2:3, go to church – Thanks to Reverend Howarth for allowing me to spread the word about 50 New Feet for MiracleFeet in the Vincent Methodist church – have breakfast with my family and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 556 only $9 844 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .
On this day 23 years ago my mommy gave birth to my baby sister I was too young to know it but it was the best day ever my sister is the friend that everybody needs and the sister that every sister deserves brutally honest with you for your own good and always there for you (thinking about it makes me want to cry she left for med school 5 years ago but still makes every effort to make sure we know she hasn’t forgotten us she has called every day twice a day from the first day she was in university. Of all the things I am proud to be I’m proudest to be your sister you are everything this world should be I so admire your courage of conviction and like I told you most days I’m so glad you were born. Happy Birthday Neethu love you lots and lots♥
Treasure your family– that’s my message to the world.
It’s 9 : 21 AM on day 2520 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 10: 9-10, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Deepuchachen and Reenachechi donated $250 (thanks so much chachen and chechi) which brings the total raised to $2 853 only $9 647 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.
On this day 17 years go my mommy gave birth to a baby boy who we named Kevin and our lives have never been the same he’s such a joy and light in all our lives – no matter what I’m going through when he walk in the room, ruffles my hair and start irritating me (like only he can LOL) I know everything’s not so bad. Happy Birthday Kevin you are so so special to us all.
The meaning of love is not to possess – that’s what I’m learning.
It’s 12 : 09 PM on day 2505 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 25:7-8, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $2 230 only $10 270 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .
On this day three years ago my ammachi (grandmother) passed away and took a piece of my heart with her I’m glad she’s no longer suffering but I wish every day that she could have seen me in the newspaper, on the radio, on the zipline, on the paraglider and even on national TV she was so determined that I learn to walk I wish she could see that I am more than okay even though God didn’t grant her request. I miss you every day ammachi but I’m okay and forever will be okay thank you so much for all your prayers they were answered just not in the way you hoped.
The feelings you’re brave enough to feel will never devour you– that’s what I have realized.
It’s 11: 36 AM on day 2442 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 5: 5, have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for ultracrepidarian 1.
noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise: The play provides a classic, simplistic portrayal of an ultracrepidarian mother-in-law. 2. an ultracrepidarian person.
Recently I found myself having to admit to myself that I feel the need to do all these crazy things (ziplining, paragliding, etc) because I probably will never do the one thing I would love to do which is become a mother someday I have always pictured a happy life with an imperfect life partner and a bunch of little ones which is medically possible for me (I think) but even if I was able to find a special person who could see past my body and into my soul I want the best for any kids I may have I want to run after them and tumble in the grass, I want to throw them up in the air and know that my reflexes will be quick enough to catch them…I want for any kids I may have a better mother than I know I can ever be so although it breaks my heart even if things worked out in such a way that I could have kids I’m 75% sure I would choose not to.
“Presence is more than just being there. When you take time out, be all there, with your family, friends & quiet time. It’s more than presence.” – Catherine Constantinides
It’s 3: 58 PM on day 2290 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, go shopping with family – finally bought Christmas presents for everyone (we do family gifts so each family within our family gets 1 gift from each of the other families), have lunch with family and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign – yesterday Joshua, Jonathan and Jeremiah donated $25 and Stan Faryna donated $25 (thanks SO MUCH to to all of them) which brings the total raised to $9 311.04 only $3 138.96 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) (Note: My fundraising page has been revamped and because it takes time to move the info from the old platform to the new the total raised looks less than it actually is.
Today was a day spent with family shopping with family, eating with family, playing with family…. It was nice and I seldom thought about all the stuff I needed to get done it was nice from now onwards I’m just going to be wherever I am life’s more enjoyable that way.