I am like most teens, I love hanging out with my friends and when I am not hanging out with them in "real time" I like to IM them, the only thing different about me is I can't walk, an accident took that away from me when I was fifteen, now I am seventeen, but I have learned to accept my limitations, and I am a Christian. My faith is what gets me through everyday.
Saying I am a Christian is not saying I am perfect that's far from the case, but I know that I serve a Lord that loves me and that when I get to Heaven my body will be whole again, I will no longer have paralyzed legs.
I believe that if its the Lord's will I can be healed while I am still on this Earth, that if he wants me to walk again I will do that, but if for some reason he does not heal me I am not going to be angry. Why should I be I am so blessed?
Some of my classmates think I am strange, because I rely so strongly on my faith. I guess they feel I should be mad at God for the accident or something, but the truth of the matter is I am far from mad, I am grateful, had I not had that wake up call who knows what kind of trouble I might have been into by now.
I am active in church I work as an assitant in the middle school program every othre sunday, and I really do enjoy it, I also have become active in some ministries that help disabled children and adults. Something I can obviously relate to but I feel if someone can find inspiration in my story in how God used something horrible and turned it into something beautiful than I might as well tell it.
One day I want to either Pastor a church or be a missionary, maybe do both the fact of the matter is that I can do either one I feel that I can do whatever the Lord has planned for me to do and this wheelchair is not going to stop me.
I love to sing gospel music, my friends say I have a good singing voice, but maybe they just say that because they are my friends, I like to write, and I love to learn about God's word. As I said I am not a perfect Christian but I am a Christian.
I guess sometimes I wonder why this accident happened, why i went from running track to being in a wheelchair, but I don't dwell on the past, and I cherish today. I know the past can't be relived, and that the future is not promised so I try to live my life as if the Lord were coming back this very moment.
To Be Continued...