Updated: Jun 28
Today I feel like I am on a fast-moving train waving through my window to you, dear reader. I am grateful that you still see me, and you wave back with your beautiful smiles and encouragement.
This train is one I have been on for more than two years as I have been writing the story of my life caring for Robert and my commitment to offer you an honest, raw look into a family’s life who cared for a medically complex child with disabilities. My husband, Chris, has been writing and traveling on this train with me, too. You know so much about us already, but in my upcoming book I hope to offer hope and solutions for how we traveled on this journey and what significant actions made a difference in our success.
Success? Yes, Robert did pass away, but we as a family have remained strong in our commitment to each other, our community and our faith. I intend to stay on this path with you, advocating for persons with disabilities and caregivers in the community. I will remain active in supporting and serving on the boards at Morgan’s Wonderland.
If you will allow me the grace and time to pause my weekly Wednesday blog posts and move to a more intermittent schedule of posts and emails and stay in touch with me through my social media, you will give me such a gift of time to complete my manuscript. My editor and publisher will be so grateful, too!
I want my first published book to be written for you on a very clear and intentional track. As I take a little time to do so, please stay close to this fast-moving train and wave back at me as I see you and wave to you through my window. I will pull into the station very soon with what I know will be an impactful story given from my arms into yours.
All aboard! Here we go! “You’re the Best!”
Listening Library: Ordinary People (Danniebelle Hall)
“26Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NIV)
Just ordinary people.
God uses ordinary people. He chooses people just like me and you
who are willing to do what He commands.
God uses people that will give Him all, no matter how small your all may seem to you. Because little becomes much as you place it in the Master’s hand. Just ordinary people. (ordinary people) My God uses (plain old) ordinary people. (oh yes He does) He chooses people just like me and you who are willing, willing to do everything that He commands. (oh yes)
God uses people that will give Him all, no matter how small your all might seem to you. Because little becomes much as you place it in the Master’s hand Just like that little lad who gave Jesus all He had. How the multitude was fed with the fish and the loaves of bread.
What you have may not seem much,
but when you yield it to the touch of the Master's loving hand,
yes, then you’ll understand
how your life could never be the same.
Writers: Danniebelle Hall
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