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Day 2627: DO NOT Quit

Decide not to quit  – that’s my message to the world.

It’s 10 : 53 AM on day 2627 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  Ephesians 1:15-16  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 681 only $7 819  more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

Today I realized as long as I don’t quit, no matter the result, I will consider myself a success. Quitting is not an option, quitting is NEVER EVER EVER an option…someone will literally have to kill me to get me to quit on anything.

Day 2626: Admit It

It’s ok to admit that you’re hurt   – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12 : 41 PM on day 2626 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  2 Corinthians 4:15-16 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 681 only $7 819  more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today I realized that it’s ok to admit (if only to myself) that I’m genuinely hurt  after all when all is said and done I’m just a 26-year-old girl who often wonders if anybody cares that I exist.

Day 2625: Contrast

Contrast reveals beauty   – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 1 : 08  PM on day 2625 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read Psalm 95:2-3, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to  Stan Faryna, author of Francesco Augustine Bernadone   who donated $50  yesterday  which brings the total raised to  $4 681 only $7 819 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Recently  I looked out my window and saw what God intended the world to be, a world with just enough ugliness to make us appreciate true beauty, a world with hate to make us appreciate true love and a world with sadness to make us appreciate happiness. Contrast really does reveal beauty without all the “bad” things we wouldn’t appreciate the good things as much.

Day 2624: Spectators

Only a few care the rest are just there   – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 20  AM on day 2624 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read Jonah 2: 9, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to  Anonymous   who donated $25  which brings the total raised to  $4 631 only $7 869 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

In recent years I’ve realized that only a few care the rest are just there and for the life of me I don’t know what to do about it if I kick them out they’ll think I’m arrogant and if I leave them in they’ll continue to be nothing but spectators in my life I cannot tell you how many times I’ve met people who’ve said we see all your work on Facebook and I know they only mean to acknowledge me in some way which I appreciate but my first thought in response to that statement is always and what have you done to help of course I never say it but spectatorism is pointless and to be honest it can be quite creepy.

Day 2623: Have A Big Purpose

When you have a big purpose you can override obstacles internal and external   – that’s what I know

 

It’s 11 : 28 AM on day 2623 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  1 Thessalonians 5:18 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 606 only $7 894  more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Yesterday I was reminded that when you have a big purpose you can override obstacles internal and external (I have a lot of pride but when I have a big enough purpose I override my fear, my pride and anything else that stands in my way).

Day 2622: The Gift of Time

The most precious present you can give anyone is the gift of your presence– that’s what I am reminded of.

It’s 5 : 40 PM on day 2622 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read Nahum 1:3 and spend time with family.

Today I was reminded that the most precious present you can give anyone is the gift of your presence. Be present so you can be a present.

Day 2615: Believing the Best About Humanity

Believe the best in humanity even when most of the evidence points to the contrary – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 32 PM on day 2615 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  1 Chronicles 16:35 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 556 only $7 944  more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today I’m choosing to believe the best in humanity even though most of the evidence points to the contrary I truly do think whatever we believe about the world will be reflected back to us so even when it’s hard I will choose to believe the best about humanity till kingdom come

 

 

Day 2614: Why I Don’t Need Respite From My Beautiful Life

The road to hell is paved with good intentions and very little engagement with stakeholders – that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s 1 : 18  PM on day 2614 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read Titus 2:11, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to  Stan Faryna, author of Francesco Augustine Bernadone   who donated $50 and Debbie Gleason donated $18 yesterday  which brings the total raised to  $4 556 only $7 944 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

This morning I came across a well-meaning organization distributing wheelchairs worldwide (which is awesome truly it is) and offering “Family Retreats to provide respite for those with disabilities and their families” having a disability is not something a weekend away can fix it’s my life I don’t need a break from it i just need support as I try to live my life to its fullest potential (sometimes I think these NPOs organizations working in the disability sector don’t even bother to engage with the people they are trying to help because if they did they would understand that people with disabilities need access to education and skills training not “respite” because while a family retreat may be fun people need education and skills to make a meaningful contribution to the world).

Day 2612: Dagger through the Heart a Billion Times

However you feel it’s ok – that’s the lesson that keeps coming back to me.

 

It’s 10 : 48 AM on day 2612 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 2 Thessalonians 3:16 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 488 only $8 012 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

This morning as I looked at a picture of a family with a new born baby be happy for them I commanded myself and I genuinely was but even as I type this my right hand is on what will probably never be my womb I feel so empty and it hurts so bad few people in this life will ever know what it’s like to be stared in the face every day by that which you may never have it’s a dagger through the heart being twisted a billion times, taken out and being put back in only you have a smile on your face because you are genuinely happy for the new family and wish them nothing but the very best in life.

Day 2611: Take Chances

The more chances you take the luckier you will get – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 1 : 33   PM on day 2611 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Peter 5:6-8 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 488 only $8 012 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today I did something the results of which reminded me that the more chances I take the luckier I will get (sometimes you’ve got to put yourself out there and be willing to flop so that you can maybe fly).