I know of a woman who was a lifelong landscaper, active, moving, walking on all sorts of surfaces without a moment’s thought. After an accident, several surgeries, and fusions, she was left unable to work. She is now a self-employed custom cookie designer, and has a thriving home-based business. Reinvention over adversity.
I know of a man who developed extreme arthritis from many years of hard physical labor. He has now turned his talents to small wooden works of art, which he sells in local and regional art venues. Reinvention over adversity.
I discovered today a wonderful photographer based in Donegal, Ireland. James O’Donnell suffered an almost fatal electrocution on his London workplace fifteen years ago. He is working and thriving today in Donegal with his faithful sidekick, Iggy, a lovely border collie. Watch the video below to see some of his amazing photography. Reinvention over adversity.
As long as there is life, there is hope. As long as there is God, nothing is impossible. As long as you have breath, praise the Lord. 🙂 Reinvention over adversity.
Changes are weird. We get tired of the same old thing, but when change comes, we sometimes do miss what was.
I have been having some of those big changes in the past few years. Enough so that the blog feels like it has to change with me. Like many of you, I am now living with a fair amount of daily pain and mobility challenges. God has been very faithful and has carried me through each day.
So that is why I have renamed the blog, “Carried.” When I can’t take another step on these weary legs, He carries me on to the end of my day. I wake up anew each morning, knowing that I am stronger than before on the inside, more patient, happier with little things. And that is all because Jesus is here beside me each step of the way.
I’m not exactly sure what this blog will look like in the coming days, as it’s definitely a work in progress. As am I. But I would love to encourage others that are going through the struggles of chronic pain and disabilities. Not that I have all the answers, but I understand some of what you may be feeling.
If you need someone to talk to, or to reach out to, so that you know you are not alone, please write or comment. I would love to hear from you. Love, Lisa