I’ve had a physical disability my whole life. I was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), which means a lack of muscle mass. My arms and legs are affected.
But I don’t “see” disability. I don’t dwell on what I can’t do. From early on, I learned to accept my limits, to know challenges will always exist, but they don’t have to be obstacles. I can chase dreams, love life, and embrace the story I am living.
Does it look different? Do I need help to achieve those goals? Yes. That’s part of my normal and I don’t mind welcoming others into my world. We all need community and life is better together. Nowadays, I blog about living with a disability.
I share my story because this is something I can do—to spread awareness, build understanding, encourage others, and show I am normal. Yes, I have limits, but I love the way God made me. I wouldn’t erase my disability. This is the life God has given me and the story I have to tell. And every day, I have so many reasons to be thankful.
Jo AmelioJuly 20, 2017 at 9:46 am
Glory to God for your attitude that is such an inspiration and an encouragment to me. Thank God for such souls as you!!!❤
Joanne Lord MacLeodJuly 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm
God bless you ; keeping a positive attitude is what the Lord wants us to do when adversity hits us .
I have lived with chronic pain now for many years . I MUST keep moving and I try to always act positively when with others .They cannot believe I have pain because I smile . I will NOT frown and feel sorry for myself , and I can tell that is your attitude as well . Let’s you and me make the world wonder what we’re up to coz we’re smiling !
Stanley NgairaJuly 21, 2017 at 2:49 am
Glory be to God for He is good and all He does is good. Thank Him for your strong and inspirational spirit.
Della MorenoApril 27, 2020 at 10:18 am
Thank you for the inspiration, GOD has given you his spirit and you are showing the gift of JOY and confidence.