|The Horizon comes in to view.|
|Dollar Store Sponge Mop to the Rescue|
|Amber my little Fern Gully Kindred Spirit of Joy|
While my new friend Amber and I painted the landscape, adding the finishing touches for today, Kirsten, Lisa and I caught up on old times and shared some great hugs with lots of laughs.
|I remember a day when I was ashamed of my disabilities,|
not today, not tomorrow, never again!
I am a soul living in a body today!
I am sure glad that Home Depot has handicap carts, I pushed myself today. I took turns standing and sitting but I stood as much as I could. Tomorrow I think I will allow myself to sit more and be okay with that.
|Peace & Love~ One Love|
I became pretty much unable to work back in 2007 but was ashamed of my issues with joints, specifically my knees. Every doctor I saw for my mobility issues or any issues for that matter said the same thing.. "You need to lose weight" I'm like "Hey Doc, it's a fricken tooth ache, whats my belly got to do with that? I think doctors overlook things with overweight people attributing all our problems with our weight. Hey Doc next time a big person comes in your office do him/her a favor run some tests then start with the advice mkay, love ya!
I connected my weight problem with my disability problem. While I have carried myself with pride my whole life, being big pretty much my whole life, I never let my weight stop me from living. Spent weekends at the lake with the kids in a bathing suit. Worked on my feet cleaning houses, waiting tables and kept good care of my home and family no matter what, no matter how. I used to roll around the kitchen in an office chair to cook dinner, lol.. Hey, whatever worked, right!
I was ashamed to be seen in my wheel chair, to walk past people with my limp, to go grocery shopping at normal hours. I did my grocery shopping at midnight when I could ride freely around the store in the electric handicap cart and said it was because I wanted to avoid crowds and race my sons in the store. I was stubborn, to stubborn to go apply for disability for 4 years denying to myself that I was disabled and determined not to rely on Government assistance because I am a proud woman and I am to young to sit around in a wheel chair saying poor me. I was embarrassed, today I am not ashamed any more. I am proud that I can still do things despite my limitations. I am proud that I am learning things like a dollar store sponge mop can give me a little more freedom and independence in life. I love the sponge mop. But more so I love myself, more each day.
|One Love Journey 2012|
What a great day, but then every day is a great day when you decide to live life happy, every day I am more amazed at how easy it is to live a simpler life with love and happiness in abundance. I am blessed.
I love you!