This morning was very special. We had been invited to speak to members of our local stroke recovery group. Although different forms of disability, many similarities are present between acquired brain injuries and strokes. Kip and I always talk as a team. The first time we spoke at a brain injury group in the interior, several folks related in a unique way to Kip's side of our story. His is a personal testimony of what it is like to have a loved one suddenly acquire a life-changing disability. He talks about the changes, the frustrations, the fears, the courage and the commitment it takes to travel the rough journey.....together. He also shares the victories, the joy and the deepening of a marriage where two life-mates hold onto each other, their love and the Lord, through everything.
Yes, there has been change, tremendous change in our lives. But through the past 13+ years, God has been leading us on an exciting new journey. Without this disability, we would never have met so many amazing people. Today, we once again looked into faces of courage....a group whose arms are linked to each other for support, help and hope. Shouldn't we all be doing that for one another anyway?
We named our website "Seas Today" because that is the message we are passionate about. It is reflected in our vision for the cottage, our photography and my blog and book. Don't live in fear of "what could happen"---rather embrace each day and ask God to open your eyes to the blessings He has placed all around you. Don't be blind to His gifts. Reach out your hand to someone else and help make that link of support, help and hope even stronger. one day you may even find that link supporting you.
[special thanks to B.L. for her warm invitation, and to K.B. for your wonderful setting by the sea---WE left feeling blessed by everyone who attended! You are all very special!!]
"a person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." Ecclesiastes 4: 12 NLT
"SEIZE TODAY FOR IT CANNOT BE REWRITTEN IN LIFE'S JOURNAL"
~Kathleen M. Pritchard
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