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.
Memories are weird that come flooding back unannounced – that’s what I keep realizing.
it’s 11: 12 AM on day 2253 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 23:6 and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –raised $9 011.04 only $3 488.96 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 ).
Today I was listening to this song titled “Angel” and suddenly all these memories of my paternal grandmother came rushing back I know she lived a full life I’m just sad she isn’t here (physically) to see all that I have done and have become and all that I will do and will become.
It’s 12 : 36 PM on day 2140 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 3: 5-6, learn one new thing –After the Greek philosophers Pythagoras, in the 6th century BC, and Parmenides, in the 5th, recognized that the Earth is spherical, the spherical view spread rapidly in the Greek world. Around 330 BC, Aristotle maintained on the basis of physical theory and observational evidence that the Earth was spherical.- have breakfast, and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign – yesterday David Boutin donated $25 (thanks David 🙂 ) which brings the total raised to $7 075 only $5 425 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Trainbefore Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂 ) .
Today marks the two year anniversary of my paternal grandmother’s death I miss her potato fry, our physiotherapy sessions and her funny life stories but most of all I miss sitting across from her and holding her hand. I miss you every day Ammachi but I know you’re alive every time I remember you and I do so often with fondness and a smile (especially when I eat fried-blackened sardines I think you were the only person who loved it as much as I did).
Those who pass away live in our memories – that’s what I keep realizing.
It’s 12 : 43 PM on day 1775 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Matthew 7, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –In the spring, a nanny goat gives birth to one kid (sometimes two), which must be on its feet within minutes of arrival into its sparse mountain world. Mountain goats eat plants, grasses, mosses, and other alpine vegetation. – have breakfast, make sandwiches for Cynthia’s ( our housekeeper’s) neighborhood with mom’s help as part of Virginia’s Sandwich Run –(thank you mommy for all your help) – and promote my Educate Generations campaign– $3 372 raised so far (thanks everyone 🙂 )
Today marks the one year anniversary of my paternal grandmother’s death I am sad that she has passed but that sadness is mixed with immense gratitude for all the years we had together (she was so spunky and funny every time I remember her I can’t help but smile… she was awesome 🙂 ). Thank you Ammachi (grandmother) for all the joy and wisdom you gave me you rocked this life I hope I’m making you proud.
When someone dies it’s the small things you miss the most – that’s what I am realizing.
It’s 12 : 15 PM on day 1711 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Hosea 10, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing – All of these animals are considered vulnerable (African elephant and polar bear) or endangered (giant panda), but the gorilla is critically endangered with a dwindling population in the wild. – feed myself bread with egg and a banana for breakfast and promote my Educate Generations campaign– Athira donated $35 (thanks SO MUCH Athira and chachen) which bring my total raised to $2 954 🙂
Yesterday I was thinking about my paternal grandmother who died almost a year ago and strangely enough it’s not the food she cooked me or the talks we had that I missed the most it was sitting at our dining table holding her hand (towards the end of her life I doubt she remembered who I was I had to cajole her into holding my hand and every time she did I was so happy).
It’s 10 : 20 AM on day 1411 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, read Psalm 98, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and bananas for breakfast, publish my Disability of the Day feature and listen to music – listening to Angel by Westlife it’s such a beautiful song so appropriate at for this difficult time in my life and the lives of my family members.
Yesterday afternoon my paternal grandmother passed away needless to say I’m heartbroken but I take great comfort in knowing that she lived a full and happy life she got to see her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. Rest in peace ammachi I’ll love you forever and a day.