Today we have a guest blogger this is her first time blogging so please be kind to her. Let me introduce you to our daughter Hannah who is 13 years old. Hannah has been off school for 4 weeks now due to a pressure sore on her foot. Hannah loves school and misses her friends and some of her teachers. Hannah and myself are stuck in the house all day every day because she doesn’t have a suitable wheel chair to facilitate us getting out and about and Hannah getting to school so we have decided because we are bored we would jointly write a blog about some of her friends in school.
Over to Hannah –
First up is my BFF Jodie. Jodie will be 14 at the end of August and we have known each other from we were 2 years of age. For a long time me and Jodie didn’t get along with each other because we were too similar and always tried to out do each other. Fast forward a few years later and we are now Best Friends Forever. Jodie is my best friend because she never fails to make me laugh and she is one of my greatest supporters. In fact I don’t think of her as my best friend but as my big sister. Whenever I’m feeling rubbish she always cheers me up, whenever I’m having boy trouble, which is very often but don’t tell my dad, she always gets me to wise up and realise boys aren’t worth it. In return I’m always there for Jodie and always will be we both are each other’s greatest encouragers.
Secondly is my other best friend Bob. Bob is 13 and would be my tallest friend I think if he wasn’t in a wheelchair he would be taller than my dad! Bob doesn’t use his voice to speak but that doesn’t mean he is quiet he is anything but because he uses his communication board and tortures me and the rest of my classmates.
Up next we have the beautiful Crystal. Crystal is also 13 and only joined our class last year. Crystal is a very funny character and always makes me laugh with everything she does especially when she falls asleep when she’s in a class that she doesn’t like.
This is only three of my friends that I really miss from school I have that many I could be writing all week. I just wish that I could get to school to see them every day like any other teenage girl but right now I just have to rest my foot and pray that the right wheelchair will turn up soon.
The last four weeks have been a lesson for me in patience. I have been fighting and fighting for the right equipment for Hannah and have got nowhere. Yesterday was an awful day for me personally which resulted in me spending the majority of it crying because I felt so helpless that I couldn’t fix things for Hannah and it was all out of my control.
This morning when I woke up I heard God say “Give it to me” and it was so obvious I thought why have I not done this before now and the answer is because I’m a fixer and want to do things for my children myself. This is exactly what our Heavenly Father wants to do for us and the thing is he can do it so much better than we can.
I got up and prayed and handed all of the things that I was worried about yesterday over to God and promised him that I would make no phone calls today to medical therapists and just focus on physically looking after Hannah. An hour ago I got a phone call from one of Hannah’s therapists with good news telling me that it looks like we finally meet the requirements for Hannah to get two pieces of the equipment that we need for her and all I can say is “Thank you God”. We still need other items approved but today I believe is just the beginning because we serve an amazing God that just wants to shower us with grace and love.
I have heard a phrase “walk a day in my shoes and see how you do” and I think it is so patronising. Everybody has their worries no matter how big or small those worries are they are still mountains for that individual. No matter what your situation is there is always somebody worse than you but that doesn’t make your situation any less it’s still a matter of concern for you. Over the last few weeks I have chatted with people online who are trying to have a baby, I know of a couple personally that have had problems trying to have a baby and I know of couples who have lost baby’s through miscarriages and I thank God that yes I have problems about equipment for my daughter but I thank him that I actually have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and one amazing son.