A couple observations from the last week.
1. I can't believe I have not run over my toe even once.
2. I can't believe how cute my niece and nephew are.
3. I can't believe how much Stormy, Windy, and Ashley (three little girls I pick up for church) can distract me on Sunday morning. During services, during the lesson. They were fighting over who got to ride in the chair. David Fields was speed wheeling them all over the place. Normally I don't think they'd care to "ride" in a wheelchair. It just goes to show how much fun PEOPLE can make THINGS to be.
4. Everyone is nicer to you when you are in a wheelchair. They are always getting doors and smiling. Its pretty cool. I bet this works pretty good at the amusement park.
When you give something up....like walking, its hard not to make exceptions ALL the time. Its hard not to justify and rationalize into ever increasing license. Sin can creep into our hearts in a very similar way. A little, then a lot.
I love teaching high school students about the Bible. Most of them don't know much. Some of them know next to nothing. Yet they understand the important stuff of what the Bible speaks to and who it speaks of. They see inconsistency and ask good questions. They tend not to be judgmental and are generally open minded. Most love people who do things like sitting in a wheel chair for a month. They soak up praise like a sponge. They have not forgotten ....like so many adults...what its like to be loved and cherished and adored.
I'm starting a whisper campaign that's made all the more easy now that I can see eye to eye with some of the elementary school kids. I try to whisper the big secret, "I think you're wonderful." every chance I get. You have to furtively look around a lot to make sure they know how big a statement it is. "You are amazing", "You're my favorite", or "You are perfect" also work well.
We had so much fun at trunk or treat last Wednesday. I got some cool ideas for next year. A "Hall o Lu" seems like a fun play off of hallelujah. Maybe we could call it something new. I just don't think the kids care much about the name if they are getting candy. Some of the costumes were pretty scary.....
I am still upset I didn't shave my head and try to be Professor X.
I made my first trip to the grocery store this week. Thanks Shea. Grocery stores sure are easy to roll around in with a wheelchair. Next time I'm going to try one of those motorized little carts they have.
I walked a little again this Saturday. I've been stretching so I wasn't nearly as sore today as I was last time but my knees are achy.
Hope you guys are doing well. I'm off to do some babysitting.