The Trash Bag Ladybug Monster

God usually teaches me humility in humorus ways. My latest lesson has involved showering. If you have been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know that I am currently undergoing treatment at home for a bone infection that I got through a wound in my foot. I currently have an intravenous line in my rightContinue reading “The Trash Bag Ladybug Monster”

Rollin’ Stone

I love blues music, especially the style that originated in the Mississippi Delta region of the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s. This music is about life, especially the hardships experienced by those who invented this musical form. Robert Johnson was perhaps the best musician to emerge from the Mississippi Delta in the 1930’s.Continue reading “Rollin’ Stone”

A Mother’s Perspective

For today’s post I asked my mother to contribute a story in which she gives her perspective on raising a child with spina bifida. What follows is her story. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Psalm 127:3 NKJ) On March 13,1977 the Lord blessed my husband Tom and me withContinue reading “A Mother’s Perspective”


My life is but a weaving between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors He weaveth steadily Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I the underside.Not ’til the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly Will God unroll the canvas And reveal the reason why.  – CorrieContinue reading “Providence”

I Don’t Want to be Your “Inspiration.”

“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity” – Jackie Robinson I understand the sentiment behind the words “you are an inspiration.” I have had many people tell me this throughout my life. I know that oftentimes these words are spoken out of sincerity. I can appreciate this. However, beingContinue reading “I Don’t Want to be Your “Inspiration.””