Saturday, March 21, 2015

I want to make a difference.  I mean a real, meaningful difference.  I don't yet know what that will be, or what it may entail, but I want to use my remaining time on earth wisely.  Pray for me that I will soon know what that is and I that I will have the courage to do whatever God has in store!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Years ago, my husband and I decided to take our children on "dates".  We each take our kids just by ourselves from time to time.  
With moving to another state a few months ago, and because of my not being able to drive myself...and not having a handicapped van until recently!, (the list of excuses goes on!)-  we hadn't been doing these dates.
This past Friday, I was able to go with my oldest son, downtown.  We rode on my power wheelchair (he walked part of the time) to pick up some food and eat at a park.  We were able to spend three hours together just enjoying our time.
I will be taking my youngest son and then my daughter this coming week.  We will go to a nearby city, do some shopping and have lunch.
It is so nice to be able to do this again.  I pray my kids will feel free to open up and talk about life and things that may be bothering them.   

Monday, March 9, 2015

I have been hurt by much in life, but this past weekend has taken the proverbial cake. I was informed by a long-time "friend" that "ALS has changed your personality. You're the not the friend you once were. It's sad."

I think the worst thing I read in all that, was that ALS has changed me. Yes, I believe it has, but it's been for the better!  I don't let the small stuff really bother me. So many things in life really don't matter. I thought friendship did.  THAT saddens me.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Living in the new place that we do, I am able to get to the beautiful Oregon coast quite often.  I love it!  It is so beautiful, so very peaceful, and well... to a Florida girl, the ocean is a balm to my soul.  I love seeing the waves crash on the rocks here, I love hearing the ocean roar.  I love seeing the sunset as if God has painted me a masterpiece!  I can't tell you if I love the sunrise here or not as I doubt I will be up to see it, and it won't be the same as when I lived on the east coast where the sun "rose in the east"... but somehow, I think it would be marvelous too.  I prefer sunsets though, and it truly is a beautiful sight over the ocean with the mountains in view.

God is forever reminding me of just how much He loves me.  It's all around you!  He loves you too!  Look at the ocean, the mountains, or wherever you live... look for evidence of His existence and just how beautiful His creation is.  You are a part of it!