Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Why Me?

Being able to walk is a gift.  Even back when it was very difficult for me to walk, it was a gift.  It was a gift that I didn't have to be in a wheelchair all the time.  With help, I could walk.  So, when I had to get around in public and there wasn't an elevator, I could still get where I wanted to go with help.  I always felt that I was blessed; even with all the inconveniences of being disabled.  I knew that I didn't have it easy, but there were many people who had it much worse that I did.  I had the opportunity to reflect on this yesterday afternoon while I was walking Winona and her Girl Scout Troop to their meeting.

As I walked the four blocks from school to the leaders' house, I couldn't help but thank God for allowing me to be with those 12 amazing fifth grade girls.  Not only was the weather gorgeous, but I was able to put one foot in front of the other without worrying about whether or not I would fall.  It's still hard for me to keep myself from tearing up in times like these and I can't help but wonder "why me?"  Out of all the people in the world with limitations why is it that God chose me for a miracle?  I don't have the answer to that question, so all I can do is live my life to the fullest and appreciate all He has given me.


  1. Well said! Cheers!
    Denice & Ali Solgat

  2. Maybe it was worth it to the Lord to hear your gratitude for being mobile and strong enough to do what needs to be done.

    Your sense of being blessed is always apparent in what you write. It makes the rest of us thankful for our blessings, too.