Well it looks as though summer has finally arrived! The last week or two things have finally dried out a bit and the weather has finally turned hot. Now if we could only get rid of the mosquitoes that attack you when you step foot outside anywhere! The drier weather is good news after the sever flooding that our province has seen in the recent weeks.

So while the cottage is quite and the kids are at the farmers market this morning I thought I’d take a second to put together a post. I’m not moving very fast today because my pain level is up and I can just sense that it’s going to be one of those days where I fight to keep it all together. I’ve come to learn though through living with CRPS that you take the good days with the bad. Those bad days are the ones however that drive me to push even harder to beat CRPS. The more I push on the more I want to be that person who defies the odds and proves that my disability doesn’t have to control my life.

I’m reading a book at the moment on Mount Everest and there are references to two climbers who have made it to the summit with their disabilities. One had no legs and was fitted with special prosthetics that enabled him to climb and another had one arm and like the first was fitted with a special limb. There is always a way of turning a negative into a positive, you just have to figure out the way in which your going to do that. These people are living examples of the amazing feats that people with disabilities can still accomplish! Never let someone tell you that you can’t do great things with your life because you can!

Even though I spend most of my time trying to manage pain and keep myself comfortable, I never stop believing that I’ll go on to do amazing things in Gods timing. It’s taken eight years and a lot of baby steps to get to this point but I know I’ve come a long way. I work hard to gain just an ounce of ground on a disease that a lot of people say can’t be beat. I’m not going to be the person who sits back and watches on the sidelines and if that means kicking and scratching to gain every step forward then that’s what it will take.

My point is this! Somewhere inside you have a gift that can lead you down the road to do great things! It might even involve having a whole bunch of baby steps to take but don’t let anyone tell you can’t because you can!