Today I have felt empowered. My mum brought a new hover. She paid £500 for it and I used it for the first time today. It is the first time in tears that I have been able to hover anything. The old hoover we had meant that I have to stop every 2 minutes, sit down, and rest for 10. This one I was able to hover my entire room in one go and not need a break… #Invincible
Obviously, we all know the biggest outfit in Uniform is the Armed Forces. This is why I have written a letter to the Acting Secretary for Defense in the US to ask for his help and guidance in what I am doing. I need help to know how and where to send my letters to. People who serve in Uniform deserve our respect and admiration for what they do and this is my way of sharing that.
I have had a tough week this week. Started off by not sleeping well on a Monday night and that had a knock-on effect for the whole week.
However, hard week aside I am still working on keeping positive and ongoing by making sure that I do things to help me stay active and keep on gaining more and more independent. It is important for me to gain my independence as I will not always be with my parents in their house and I need to be able to take care of myself.
Hope everyone is doing well.
So this week coming I have a lot to do and unfortunately I will be working from home the whole week. It can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. Luckily I will be seeing my support worker tomorrow and I will be on a training course as well on Thursday.
My holiday really has imprinted on me my need for self-care so I am doing more to support myself and help get myself more independent. This includes getting a shopping trolly so that I can go to Sainsburys when I need to and not wait for online orders for everything. It also means I am getting a 4 wheeled laptop bag so I do not have to carry much on my back to avoid extra pain. Lastly, I am going to start using buses more and fewer tubes which means that I will be walking more in between as well..
Clearly, my holiday has empowered me to do more and try and claw back some independence.
Every day I will try and post an on this day post. I got a book of cool facts and think I need to share.
So on this day (April 22nd) the following:
- April 22 1500 : Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.
- April 22 1889: Russian born Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was born.
- April 22 1915: German soldiers used gas for the first time on the Western Front
- April 22 1971: The death of Haiti’s hated leader Pappa Doc
- April 22 1983: The £1 note was replaced with a £1 coin
- April 22 1994: Richard Nixon dies
- April 22 1838: The British steamer Sirius became the first steamer to sail between New York and Britain
Tune in tomorrow for the next installment.
I ask that you look over the Sri Lankan Police, Fire Service, Military, Doctors, and Nurses as they deal with the fallout from the explosions that have happened. Lord, you know that they are facing some seriously horrific images and they will not be able to save everyone. Lord you know they put on their uniforms so those who cant serve are kept safe and well.
Lord, I ask you to bring them peace in the coming days. Let them know that they are loved and respected for all that they do for others. Be with the survivors who are there and give them peace.
In your name I pray.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
This is something that as a Christian who has lived the life I have led that I have seriously struggled with. I often have felt during periods of my life that God has expected far too much of me and wondered why he throws these things in my path.
To give you an idea, this is what I have survived during my life;
- Cancer Scare
- abuse – mental
- abuse physical
- abuse sexual
- attempted rape
- loss on a large scale
- undiagnosis of autism
- undiagnosis of dyslexia
But I have always come through. I have become stronger then I have ever been. Now, I am able to focus on what matters to me.
It is when I stopped arguing with God and demanding to know why he was so vindictive I have been able to accept that I am a strong person.
God is there for you if you let him.