|Posted on April 30, 2014 at 8:25 PM|
A couple exciting events have occurred recently: One of my closest friends teaches high school Spanish a couple of hours away. She asked me to speak to her students. I’ve spoken in various places previously, but this was my first time speaking to high school students. She picked me up bright and early and I observed her first few classes of the day. I spoke to her students about overcoming adversity and explained my story. As always, it was great to reach out to and connect with others in hopes of helping them realize that they can overcome any struggles they’re facing. They asked insightful questions, some pertaining to how have my dreams changed from before my injury and how my life is different now? I really had to think on my response to that question. One way my dreams have changed is before my injury, I was certain that I was going to become a teacher, but now I don’t think teaching is the best fit for me. They seemed to be very intrigued with what I had to say. I’m guessing they felt that they could connect to me because I was close to their age at the time I was injured. Hopefully, they were given a greater outlook and appreciation on life! Of course, it was also nice to spend the day with my friend and see what she does each day.
The second event that's happened to me was last year, I was contacted by author Nancy B. Kennedy, who has written a series of inspirational books titled “Miracles & Moments of Grace: Inspiring stories from Doctors", “Miracles & Moments of Grace: Inspiring stories from Military Chaplains” and “Miracles & Moments of Grace: Inspiring stories from Moms”. She is currently working on the fourth book to this series titled "Miracles & Moments of Grace: Inspiring stories of Survival”. She asked me if I would consider having my story included in this book! It is slated to be released in September. You can pre-order your copy by going to the book’s Amazon page: Here it is. Her books really are eye opening and inspiring! This is really exciting for me! Hope you all consider purchasing a copy for yourself